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Articles: How Friends Help Us Grow OldBy Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015
A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.
New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.
If we want our students to become happy adults, research suggests that schools should focus more on students' well-being than academic success.
Articles: Happiness Greatest HitsBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 20, 2015
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Articles: Need a Kidney? Go to a Happy StateBy Craig L Anderson | June 13, 2014
A new study suggests that feelings of happiness might actually spur extraordinary acts of altruism.
In his new book Dreamland, David K. Randall reveals the scientific and personal importance of sleep—and provides some tips to get more of it.
Articles: The Genetics of HappinessBy Stacey Kennelly | June 29, 2012
A new study of twins sheds light on the complex links between biology and happiness.
Articles: Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011
A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
A recent survey looks at the link between money and happiness during hard times.
Videos and Podcasts: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 27, 2011
This week my children are off at a very outdoorsy sleepaway camp—I’m excited for them to be outside nearly constantly for two weeks! One reason why I’m willing to part with them this summer is that I know that their health and happiness will benefit from their time spent in nature.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 26, 2011
The benefits of a summer spent outdoors
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why the World’s Poor are Happier than You Think
Articles: Is Happiness Overrated?By Jason Marsh | May 17, 2011
The founder of positive psychology zeroes in on what really matters.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Flex your generosity muscleBy Christine Carter | May 17, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Raising Happiness: Watching the Crisis in Japan: Feeling Good While Others SufferBy Christine Carter | March 23, 2011
Compassion is a positive emotion—just like happiness.
Refuting the management experts, a recent study suggests employees should be free to decorate their own workspaces.
Videos and Podcasts: The Benefits of GratitudeBy Robert Emmons | November 13, 2010
Robert Emmons shares the results of his research on gratitude: better health, more happiness, and stronger connections to others.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Keys to a Good Night’s Sleep
Articles: The Poor Give MoreBy Jason Marsh | August 11, 2010
A new study finds that the rich are less altruistic
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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