The Role of Circumstances and Personality in Determining Happiness

The Interplay of Behaviors, Circumstances, & Psychological Traits in Pursuing a Good Life.

We produce happy and angry expressions more rapidly than sad expressions

Speed of expression offers vital visual cues.

Attitude of Gratitude keeps older people helpful

Older people in Japan have an “attitude of gratitude” which keeps them feeling hopeful despite the challenges of aging.

Friends or Family? Who is happiness booster?

The answer might surprise you.

From age 8 we spontaneously link vocal to facial emotion

Throughout life, our feelings influence the choices that we make. The concept of emotion may seem simple, but scientists often have trouble agreeing on what...

Being thankful can make you happier, study

A new study has evaluated the impact of gratitude on mental wellbeing. The study conducted by the University of Twente found that consciously training...

‘Happy wife, happy life’, suggests the study

A happy partner leads to a healthier future.

Attending live music gig can help you live longer and increases wellbeing

A new study conducted by O2 suggests that attending a live music gig could help increase life expectancy by 9 years and improve overall...

Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

We can’t survive without love, because love is nested in the need for closeness that is wired into the deep structure of the human...

Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods

Public goods are things you can't exclude people from using, any one person using them doesn't stop another from doing so. It makes communities more...

The joy of giving lasts longer than the joy of getting

The bliss we feel after a specific event or activity diminishes each time we experience that event, a phenomenon is known as a hedonic...

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