"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.
Do you look fondly at the past, enjoy yourself in the present, and strive for future goals? If you hold these time perspectives in a balanced way, you're likely to be a happy person.
Antidepressants do patients more harm than good, according to a new study.
For women even just imagining trying on swimsuits can cause a bad mood, according to a new study.
Positive emotions such as happiness, optimism, and finding meaning in life are linked to a lower risk for cardiovascular disease.
Dynamics of online bullying are different from those of traditional bullying, requiring specific interventions, according to a new study.
Exercise during breast cancer treatment might reduce patients' depression and fatigue, according to a new study.
Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child and attending university may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live, according to a Queen's University study.
Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now new research shows that materialism is not just a personal problem. It’s also environmental.
Sleep plays a powerful role in preserving our memories. But while recent research shows that wakefulness may cloud memories of negative or traumatic events, a new study has found that wakefulness also degrades positive memories. Sleep, it seems, protects positive memories just as it does negative ones, and that has important implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
A new national study suggests that adults who receive an inheritance save only about half of what they receive, while spending, donating or losing the rest.