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Ethnic minorities not 'hypersensitive' to microaggressions, research shows
There is no evidence that ethnic minorities are more sensitive than other groups to supposedly trivial insults or invalidations, they just experience them more often, research from Goldsmiths, University of London shows. (2019-03-24)
Older immigrants living in US more satisfied with life than native-born counterparts
Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the 'American Dream' are more satisfied with their lives in the 'land of the free' than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University. (2019-03-20)
Green spaces can help you trust strangers
Simple, inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents, finds a new case study from the Urban Realities Lab at the University of Waterloo. (2019-03-07)
Well-being and the rise of psychotherapy in Uganda
Perspectives on happiness and mental health differ across the world. (2019-03-04)
Study examines how sensitivity to emotions changes across the lifespan
Why do we become more positive as we grow older? (2019-03-01)
Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role
People fall in love for many reasons -- similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. (2019-02-28)
The ways of wisdom in schizophrenia
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable variability in levels of wisdom, and those with higher scores displayed fewer psychotic symptoms. (2019-02-14)
Why Mr. Nice could be Mr. Right
The key to relationship happiness could be as simple as finding a nice person. (2019-02-11)
This is a neuron on nicotine
Newly developed sensors visually illustrate how nicotine affects cells from the inside out. (2019-02-07)
Positive well-being may protect against depression in people with autism
In an Autism Research study of 36 newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder who were participating in a supported employment program, positive well-being -- or a sense of happiness and life satisfaction -- was associated with a lower risk of developing depression over 12 months of follow-up. (2019-01-24)
In China, a link between happiness and air quality
In a paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a research team led by Siqi Zheng, the Samuel Tak Lee Associate Professor in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Center for Real Estate, and the Faculty Director of MIT China Future City Lab, reveals that higher levels of pollution are associated with a decrease in people's happiness levels. (2019-01-21)
'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering from substance use disorder
Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute (2019-01-18)
The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness
Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. (2019-01-14)
Americans are happier in states that spend more on libraries, parks and highways
Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, among them libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection, a Baylor University study has found. (2019-01-07)
Whites struggle to tell real from fake smiles on black faces
White people and non-black minorities have a harder time telling the difference between genuine and fake smiles on black faces than they do on white faces, a problem black people don't have, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-01-07)
The joy of giving lasts longer than the joy of getting
The happiness we feel after a particular event or activity diminishes each time we experience that event, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation. (2018-12-20)
Lack of sleep intensifies anger, impairs adaptation to frustrating circumstances
Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, according to new Iowa State University research. (2018-11-27)
Post-Soviet Union happiness lag between east and west Europe explained
The upheaval caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union that left millions of workers unemployed for long periods of time could be the reason for the sizeable 'transition happiness gap' that existed for many years between east and western nations in Europe, according to new research. (2018-11-19)
Emotional intelligence: A new criterion for hiring?
The cognitive skills of a future employee are examined during a job interview. (2018-11-13)
Explaining happiness
It is widely believed that each person finds the source of happiness within themselves and nowhere else. (2018-11-08)
Singing may reduce stress, improve motor function for people with Parkinson's disease
Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson's disease, according to new data from Iowa State University researchers. (2018-11-07)
New study is a smoking gun, shows vaping is no deterrent to teen tobacco use
E-cigarettes don't mitigate the use of combustible cigarettes among teens. (2018-11-05)
Do lovers always tease each other? Study shows how couples handle laughter and banter
How partners in a romantic relationship deal with laughter or being laughed at affects their every day life, their relationship satisfaction and even their sexuality. (2018-10-16)
Discovery of first genetic variants associated with meaning in life
For the first time, locations on the human genome have been identified that can explain differences in meaning in life between individuals. (2018-10-03)
Social class determines whether buying experiences or things brings greater happiness
What is the best way to spend money to increase your happiness? (2018-10-03)
Making happiness last longer
The happiness derived from a purchase may last longer for those who set broader goals for the experience. (2018-09-18)
Religious upbringing linked to better health and well-being during early adulthood
Participating in spiritual practices during childhood and adolescence may be a protective factor for a range of health and well-being outcomes in early adulthood, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. (2018-09-14)
Researchers develop method for video promo clips via facial expression tracking
Researchers have developed a method to effectively compress the plot of a feature-length film in just a few, sometimes, silent seconds. (2018-09-14)
Smiling doesn't necessarily mean you're happy
Smiling does not necessarily indicate that we are happy, according to new research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). (2018-09-07)
Genes are key to academic success, study shows
Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed. (2018-09-05)
Expressing your gratitude is more powerful than you think
New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that people significantly underestimate the positive impact a letter of gratitude has on its recipient. (2018-09-04)
Brain scans could distinguish bipolar from depression
New research has found that neurons deep inside the brain could hold the key to accurately diagnosing bipolar disorder and depression. (2018-09-02)
The God of small things
New research suggests people who are religious gain happiness from believing there is a deeper meaning to everyday events. (2018-08-29)
Teenagers have a hard time reading one another's tones of voice
Newly published research in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior shows that the ability to understand what someone is feeling based on their tone of voice can be challenging in mid-adolescence (between 13-15 year olds), particularly when it comes to tones of voice which express anger, meanness, disgust, or happiness. (2018-08-28)
Happy older people live longer, say researchers
Happy older people live longer, according to Duke-NUS Medical School researchers. (2018-08-27)
Sweeter dreams in a peaceful mind
A new study by researchers from the University of Turku, Finland and the University of Skövde, Sweden shows that people with more peace of mind in the waking state have more positive dreams, whereas those with more anxiety in the waking state have more negative dreams. (2018-08-24)
Sex problems among middle-aged Canadians common, University of Guelph study reveals
Researchers found nearly 40 per cent of women and almost 30 per cent of men between the ages of 40 and 59 face challenges in their sex lives. (2018-08-01)
Innate stress
A team of researchers from the Higher School of Economics and the RAS Vavilov Institute of General Genetics has been able to statistically monitor the impact of the monoamine oxidase A gene (MAOA) on the subjective evaluation of well-being among men. (2018-07-18)
Study: Small talk not as bad as previously thought
People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier, a new study from the University of Arizona confirms. (2018-07-03)
Open relationships just as satisfying as monogamous ones, U of G study reveals
Couples in non-monogamous relationships have the same level of relationship satisfaction, psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction as those in monogamous relationships, a new University of Guelph study has found. (2018-06-28)
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