Tag: Social Connections

 

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Raising Happiness: Advice for New Parents

By Christine Carter | August 12, 2013

An open letter to my brother and his wife, who are expecting their first baby--a boy!!!--this fall.

 

Raising Happiness: It’s Summertime: Let’s Play!

By Christine Carter | July 15, 2013

Don’t squander your summer at work or at summer school -- you’ll miss all the best benefits

 

Articles: How Positive Emotions Improve Our Health

By Lauren Klein | June 20, 2013

A new study sheds light on why good feelings benefit our bodies as well as our minds.

 

Articles: How to Make Giving Feel Good

By Elizabeth W. Dunn, Michael I. Norton | June 18, 2013

Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.

 

Articles: Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

By Emma Seppala | April 15, 2013

Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.

 

Articles: Teens Who Help, Help Their Hearts

By Vicki Zakrzewski | February 25, 2013

New research shows that adolescents who volunteer decrease their risk for heart disease.

 

Articles: Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care

By Vicki Zakrzewski | September 18, 2012

Research suggests caring relationships with teachers help students do better in school and act more kindly toward others.

 
Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley.

Articles: When the Going Gets Tough, the Affluent Get Lonely

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2012

A new study says affluent people are less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos.

 

Articles: Three Ways Administrators Can Foster Teachers’ Growth

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 27, 2012

Can administrators help teachers feel safe enough to make mistakes and ask questions? Research says the answer is yes.

 

Articles: 12 Steps to Happiness

By Stacey Kennelly | August 9, 2012

A slideshow illustrating a dozen research-tested happiness activities you can start practicing today.

 
Arturo Bejar, a Facebook engineer who has been leading its "social reporting" project, speaking at Facebook's second Compassion Research Day on July 11.

Articles: Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate?

By Jason Marsh | July 25, 2012

Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?

 

Articles: Happiness is about Respect, not Riches

By Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012

A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.

 
A scene from Bill's Story, the winner of our happiness video competition.

Articles: The Winner of Our “Human Happiness” Student Video Competition: “Bill’s Story”

By Jason Marsh | May 17, 2012

Check out this engaging tale of paper dolls, modern life, and the secret to true happiness.

 
Crown, 2012, 323 pages.

Articles: The Benefits of Introversion

By Jill Suttie | May 15, 2012

Do extroverts rule the world? A new book makes the case for some alone time.

 

Articles: How to Foster Group Creativity

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 11, 2012

In the second of a two-part conversation, Imagine author Jonah Lehrer explains how science can help teams become more creative.

 

Articles: Creating Emotionally Intelligent Parenting Networks

By Maurice Elias | April 4, 2012

In a time of toxic stress, Maurice J. Elias says it's time for parents to support each other's emotional development.

 
William Morrow, 2011.

Articles: Stress and Self-Compassion

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 28, 2012

Stress is the problem, says Robert Sapolsky. Is Kristin Neff's idea of self-compassion the solution?

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: The Keys to Resilience

 
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv talks about how the Type A personality profile was developed and why Type A personalities are more at risk for heart disease.

Videos and Podcasts: How a Chair Revealed the Type A Personality Profile

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 21, 2012

Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv talks about how the Type A personality profile was developed and why Type A personalities are more at risk for heart disease.

 
A disability activist signs a police citation at a protest of California health care budget cuts in June 2009.

Articles: From Adversity to Advocacy

By Jill Suttie | March 15, 2012

More and more research says activism helps people cope with illness and addiction.

 

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