Health and happiness depend on each other
Participants in a 12-week positive psychological intervention study reported increasing levels of subjective well-being and reported fewer sick days than control participants throughout the program and three months after it ended.
Humans are optimists for most of life
At what age are we most optimistic? How do life events change our future outlook and what does this mean for resilience?
Aiming for an enduring relationship
The spark of mutual attraction may remain a mystery but there’s a science to relationships that can help predict outcomes.
Social distancing may kill you
Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. New research explores the impact on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased life span.
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors' health
Seeking relational support when you’re stressed is one of the more beneficial things that you can do—even if you’re not ill.
New and diverse experiences linked to enhanced happiness
When people had more variability in their physical location—visiting more locations in a day and spending proportionately equitable time across these locations—they reported feeling more positive.
Is burnout just a form of depression?
A significant study finds there is substantial overlap between both workplace and personal factors that contribute to an increase in both depressive symptoms and burnout.
COVID-19: The downside of social distancing
When faced with danger, humans draw closer together. Social distancing thwarts this impulse. Does this dilemma pose a greater threat to society than overtly antisocial behavior?
Can't buy me love - or friendship
When people’s self-worth is contingent on money, they view their financial success as being tied to the core of who they are as a person. But much of what’s required to achieve success in the financial domain comes at the expense of spending time with family and friends.
In times of COVID-19 the way to resilience is to live in the moment - but plan ahead
People who manage to balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to weather stress without succumbing to negative moods.
"Feeling obligated" can impact relationships during social distancing
In a time where many are practicing ‘social distancing’ from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation—from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor—benefit or harm a relationship?
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