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2012-06-28 23:00:09

The United Nations General Assembly today adopted by consensus, the “International Day of Happiness.” New York, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The International Day of Happiness is a movement to promote happiness as a universal goal and aspiration in the lives of human beings around the world. A coalition led by Dr. Hamid Al-Bayati Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, the International Day of Happiness is created in the spirit of the initiatives and other ongoing...

2012-06-21 02:16:12

New research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account. Psychological scientist Cameron Anderson of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and his co-authors explore the relationship between different types of status and well-being in a new article published in Psychological Science, a journal of...

2012-06-20 00:52:25

If it is indeed nobler to give than to receive, it may also make you happier  — even if you´re a toddler, according to a new study co-authored by three psychologists at the University of British Columbia. The study, published in PLoS One, an on-line journal from the Public Library of Science, finds that toddlers under the age of two are happier when giving treats to others than receiving treats themselves.  Furthermore, children are happier when they give their own...

2012-06-11 10:43:39

New research from the University of Warwick suggests getting more money may not make you happier, especially if you are neurotic. In a working paper, economist Dr Eugenio Proto, from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, looked at how personality traits can affect the way we feel about our income in terms of levels of life satisfaction. He found evidence suggesting that neurotic people can view a pay rise or an increase in income...

2012-05-31 12:39:25

Married people may be happier in the long run than those who aren't married, according to new research by Michigan State University scientists. Their study, online in the Journal of Research in Personality, finds that although matrimony does not make people happier than they were when they were single, it appears to protect against normal declines in happiness during adulthood. "Our study suggests that people on average are happier than they would have been if they didn't get married,"...

2012-05-30 10:15:40

If you are a white girl, a black girl or a black boy, exposure to today's electronic media in the long run tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you're a white boy, you'll feel better, according to a new study led by an Indiana University professor. Nicole Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and Kristen Harrison, professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan, also found that black children in their study...

Children Or No Children: Who's Happier?
2012-05-18 08:45:56

Parenting and paternity has its ups and downs. But are parents happier overall than single people? According to a recent study, people with children have shown to be happier than people without children. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, the University of British Columbia and Stanford University say parents are also happier during activities spent with their kids than during their other daily activities. Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology at UC Riverside,...

2012-05-10 20:26:06

New in SPSP journals New in the journals: From how our attachment with our moms affects our future relationships, to the connection between family size and general intelligence.... and more. Attachment to mom predicts ability to cope with future loss How children cope with the loss of a loved one depends on their attachment to their mother and activity within their nervous system, according to a recent study. Adolescents with more attachment anxiety to their mom at age 14 had a...

2012-05-07 14:34:13

The sayings “variety is the spice of life” and “happiness isn´t getting what you want, but wanting what you get” seem to have a psychological basis, according to a new study by an MU psychologist who identified two keys to becoming happier and staying that way. “Although the Declaration of Independence upholds the right to pursue happiness, that search can be a never-ending quest,” said Kennon Sheldon, professor of psychological sciences in the...

2012-04-30 05:26:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- You´ve heard it all: exercise keeps you fit, makes you less likely to eat junk food, keeps your heart healthy, etc. But did you know that exercise helps prevent psychological distress? And that psychological distress can cause functional limitations? In a study conducted by Gregory Kolt, PhD, of the University of Western Sydney, School of Science and Health, Kolt proves just that: exercise, psychological distress, and functional limitations are all inter-connected,...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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