News tagged with happiness
The song, "Get Happy," famously performed by Judy Garland, has encouraged people to improve their mood for decades. Recent research at the University of Missouri discovered that an individual can indeed successfully try to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
To most of the Western world, happiness is the number one goal, and a happy life is seen as a good life. But is it as simple as that?
Psychology & Psychiatry May 08, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Want a good night's sleep? Be positive – consistently. Although happiness is generally good for sleeping, when a person's happiness varies a lot in reaction to daily ups and downs, sleep suffers, reports ...
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Sex apparently is like income: People are generally happy when they keep pace with the Joneses and they're even happier if they get a bit more.
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People believe they'll be happy in the future, even when they imagine the many bad things that could happen, because they discount the possibility that those bad things will actually occur, according to a new research published ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a decrease in their levels of anger and aggression, ...
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Young people in abusive dating relationships are happier when relationship ends than they expected, study finds
(Medical Xpress)—Young adults in abusive and controlling dating relationships were happier when their relationships were over than they expected to be, according to a Purdue University study.
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(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the U.K.'s University of Portsmouth have conducted a study with the aim of attempting to discern if the attractiveness of a person's face is impacted by facial expression. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 12, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 3 |
Barmy behaviour leads to a happy life according to new book on the work of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott
Obsessively playing Angry Birds on your phone or watching cult films on loop is 'barmy' behaviour that can actually lead to a happy life according to British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott whose work is the ...
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Daniel Gilbert, Harvard professor of psychology and best-selling author of "Stumbling on Happiness," on Wednesday presented an impressive array of scientific research from economics, psychology, and neuroscience ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Conservatives are happier than liberals because of their strong ties to a large network of social groups, according to a study from The University of Queensland.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—To get the biggest psychological bang for the buck, talk about your experiences, whether a hike in the woods or a trip to Rome, rather than your things, according to a new Cornell study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
How does being in a position of power at work, with friends, or in a romantic relationship influence well-being? While we might like to believe the stereotype that power leads to unhappiness or loneliness, new research indicates ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 28, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Performing small acts of kindness and gratitude can make people happier, researchers believe, but how this occurs is more of a puzzle.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Having pots of money doesn't necessarily make you happy, study after study has found. But giving away money—even if you're not rich—is likely to make you feel wealthier, and thus happier, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 21, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (9) | 14 |
Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. A variety of philosophical, religious, psychological and biological approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources.
Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this older sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. In everyday speech today, however, terms such as well-being or quality of life are usually used to signify the classical meaning, and happiness usually refers to the felt experience or experiences that philosophers historically called pleasure.
While direct measurement of happiness presents challenges, tools such as The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire have been developed by researchers. Positive psychology researchers use theoretical models that include describing happiness as consisting of positive emotions and positive activities, or that describe three kinds of happiness: pleasure, engagement, and meaning.
Research has identified a number of attributes that correlate with happiness: relationships and social interaction, parenthood, marital status, religious involvement, age, income (but mainly up to the point where survival needs are met), and proximity to other happy people.
Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.
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