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Experiences make you happier than ‘stuff,’ even before you buy


Rediscovering Our Mundane Moments Brings Us Unexpected Pleasure

We like to document life's momentous occasions, but new research suggests there is value in capturing our more mundane experiences, which can bring us unexpected joy in the future. ... More>


Cover Story

The Study of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

In recognition of the new school year beginning in many parts of the world, the Observer examines a host of psychological research on learning — not just in the classroom, but across the life-span. ... More>


Emergency Plane Landing Yields PTSD Clues


Observer Article

Getting It in Writing

Becoming more dependent on electronic communication and less dependent on handwritten messages may impact certain cognitive skills. ... More>