If various reports are to be believed, Americans are going to spend about $550 million on self-help books and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers. Evidently this means that everyone is on a quest for happiness.
Acting extroverted leads to more positive feelings across several cultures, according to a new research. People also report more upbeat behavior when they feel free to be themselves.
Active teens are more likely to report better both physical and mental health than teens with sedentary lifestyle.
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.
Spending money on activities and events, such as concert tickets or exotic vacations, won't make you happier if you're doing it to impress others, according to findings published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.
People make complex judgements about a person from looking at their face that are based on a range of factors beyond simply their race and gender, according to findings of new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
New research from the University of Warwick suggests getting more money may not make you happier, especially if you are neurotic.
URBANA –Teachers learn a lot about how to teach curriculum in college, but they don't get much training in helping very young children learn to handle frustration, anger, and excitement, skills that kids need for kindergarten readiness, said Nancy McElwain, a University of Illinois professor of human development and family studies who conducted a study on the topic.
Married people may be happier in the long run than those who aren't married, a new study found.
When you see a person smile, you are more likely to interpret that the person is happy or delighted. Obviously, conventional understanding of expressions tells us that when a person is happy, he/she smiles. Yet, a new study has revealed that people smile even out of frustration. Most people might not think so, but they do. Researchers at MIT have not only found that people smile when frustrated, perhaps to cope with the frustration, they have also developed a computer system which can tell a gen...
"Personality genes" might contribute to longevity, according to a new study.
When confronted with adverse situations such as the loss of a loved one, some people never fully recover from the pain. Others, the majority, pull through and experiment how the intensity of negative emotions (e.g. anxiety, depression) grows dimmer with time until they adapt to the new situation. A third group is made up of individuals whose adversities have made them grow personally and whose life takes on new meaning, making them feel stronger than before.
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
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.
Heart patients who have type D personality are more likely to worsen their health, according to a new study.