Happiness

Happiness, in the context of mental or emotional states, is positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Other forms include life satisfaction, well-being, subjective well-being, flourishing and eudaimonia. Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and positive psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.

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Home ownership leads to less happiness than expected, study finds

Why Focusing On Happiness Destroys It, And Two Other Psychological Paradoxes You Should Know About

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Don’t Chase Happiness If You Want To Be Happy, Says New Mental Health Research

Harvard Developed AI Identifies the Shortest Path to Human Happiness

A new concept called self-connection may be central to one's happiness, life satisfaction, and well-being. Self-connection has three components: self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-alignment. New research (N=308; 164; 992) describes the development and validation of a self-connection scale.

Music has been shown to relieve stress and produce Oxytocin which brings feelings of happiness

Happiness Is a Salad: Strong Correlations Between What We Eat and How We Feel

3 Scientific Reasons Why Visiting An Art Museum Can Boost Your Happiness

How Choice Can Lead To Happiness

Online 'Happiness' Classes Might Work Better Than You Think

World Happiness Report Reveals an Inspiring Benefit That Came Out of The Pandemic

Mapped: Global Happiness Levels in 2022 - "This map pulls data from the World Happiness Report to uncover the average happiness scores of 146 countries. It shows average scores from 2019 to 2021, and highlights which countries are the happiest—or unhappiest—and why."

Amid war and disease, World Happiness Report shows bright spot

When money is tight, 'purchase happiness' is low

Research (N=464) finds desiring money for “healthy reasons,” such as financial stability and self-integrated reasons (e.g. to feel a sense of pride or to be able to direct one’s own life as opposed to spending money on impulse or for materialist reasons) improves well-being and happiness.

Science is increasingly revealing how we can boost our happiness