Latest Ed Diener Stories

2013-12-18 13:51:00

While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life.

2011-08-09 08:01:41

There may be a few atheists in foxholes, but a new study suggests that in societies under stress, those who are religious outnumber – and are happier than – their nonreligious counterparts.

2011-06-30 01:19:13

In 1943, American psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed that all humans seek to fulfill a hierarchy of needs, which he represented with a pyramid.

2011-06-14 01:13:44

Many economists and sociologists have warned of the social dangers of a wide gap between the richest and everyone else.

2011-03-02 07:40:00

In a review of more than 160 studies of human and animal subjects, researchers have found “clear and compelling evidence” that happy people tend to live longer and experience better health than their unhappy counterparts.

2010-07-01 07:40:00

A worldwide survey of more than 136,000 people in 132 countries included questions about happiness and income, and the results reveal that while life satisfaction usually rises with income, positive feelings don't necessarily follow, researchers report.

2009-08-10 23:54:43

Psychological wealth may do more than financial wealth to get people through tough times, two U.S.

2009-08-09 09:44:08

A focus on psychological wealth rather than financial wealth can help people get through today's tough times, according to two of the world's leading psychological experts on happiness.

2009-06-18 09:29:00

Sponsored by the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) PHILADELPHIA, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The First World Congress on Positive Psychology, an international conference sponsored by the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), kicks off in Philadelphia today with talks by two of the world's most renowned psychologists.

2009-06-03 06:33:00

- Martin Seligman and Philip Zimbardo - In Philadelphia, birthplace of positive psychology Thursday, June 18th, 2009 @ 6:00 PM Sponsored by The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) PHILADELPHIA, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: The First World Congress on Positive Psychology, an international conference, sponsored by IPPA, bringing together experts in positive psychology from across the globe to present their latest findings, and applications of positive...

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