November 2009

Depression is the opposite of a state of thankfulness and being thankful and grateful could help symptoms of depression. Research that appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology confirmed that those individuals who kept a weekly gratitude journal were more optimistic about life,...

On one otherwise unremarkable day, countless eons ago, one of our shrewder ancestors first exchanged puka shells, a red pebble, or a nugget of shiny metal for a wildebeest steak and human commerce was born. Or, more accurately, money was born. Ever since then people...

Please enjoy below yet another great article on the benefits of gratitude and how, among other things, it's guaranteed to enhance your happiness...

Older people should give up seeking success and status if they want to be happy after they retire, suggests a new study. Andrew Burr and colleagues from Concordia University in Canada study, report their findings in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Happiness Studies. The researchers...

First, from Positive Psychology News Daily - Negative Emotions have a Place in Life Often times positive psychology can be misconstrued (sometimes apparently without any effort to get it right!) as a movement to eliminate negative emotions like anger, fear, anxiety, embarrassment, and shame. Such an...

FACED with rising rates of depression, post traumatic stress disorder, drug abuse and suicide among its war-weary soldiers, the Pentagon has turned to the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, to train its troops in how to lead happier lives. The aim of the four-year program...

Happiness is a sappy word and a flimsy concept _ã” more fleeting than contentment, several octaves lower than joy. But happiness is what pollsters test and economists track, however clumsily, so we're stuck with it as the medium for measuring our mood. Not surprisingly, that...

PETER MARTIN - Brisbane Times November 16, 2009 WHAT'S a marriage worth? To an Aussie male, about $32,000. That's the lump sum Professor Paul Frijters says the man would need to receive out of the blue to make him as happy as his marriage will over his...