Category: Happiness

Anxiety and Teen Girls

Anxiety among teens and young adults is rising, and studies have shown that it has skyrocketed in girls

May 22, 2019 0

Active–Constructive Responding

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill in today’s world. Communication is a dynamic process and how to communicate can positively and negatively affect your personal and work relationships.

April 3, 2019 0

6 Exercises for Positive Emotions

Over the past few years, many researchers have found new and scientifically proven ways to increase positive emotions and well-being.

March 27, 2019 0

What makes a Happy Life?

The Harvard Study of Adult Development has tracked the lives of 724 men from the time they were teenagers into old age — 268 Harvard College sophomores, and 456 boys from Boston’s inner city. Using questionnaires, interviews, medical records, and scans of blood and brains, we’ve monitored their physical and mental health, work lives, friendships,…
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November 13, 2018 0

The Good Life and the Quest for Happiness

Since the dawn of ancient civilization, humans have grappled with pinning down a clear and all encompassing definition of happiness (see, for example, Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book 1, Chapter 4). Although there is no consensus on the definition of ‘wellbeing’ (Snyder and Lopez, 2007), there are several synonyms used throughout the literature to describe it,…
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October 1, 2018 0

Happiness and Subjective Well-being

History of Happiness Happiness has been a topic of interest for many centuries, starting with ancient Greek philosophy, through post-Enlightenment Western-European moral philosophy (especially Utilitarianism) to current quality-of-life and well-being research in social, political and economic sciences (Veenhoven, 1991a). Today, happiness as a concept seems to be readily embraced by most people and appears to…
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September 23, 2018 0

Learned Happiness

Shawn Achor: We’ve been taught that if we work hard, we will be successful, and then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, get a raise, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness…
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