Social Class Determines Whether Buying Experiences or Things Makes You Happier
What is the best way to spend money to increase your happiness? A series of studies suggests that it may depend, in part, on how wealthy you are.
The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class)
What’s the secret of happiness? Hard work. But a little help from a Yale professor — and roughly 1,200 eager classmates — probably doesn’t hurt. Laurie Santos teaches Psychology and the Good Life course at
A Call for the Positive: Why Young Psychological Scientists Should Take Positive Psychology Seriously
Although there are benefits to studying the faults in airplanes that cause crashes, would it not be better to study the mechanisms that allow flight?
A New Study Busts All Your Excuses for Not Saying Thank You More
If you know anything at all about the science of happiness, you know that gratitude is great for our wellbeing. It rewires your brain for positivity, boosts your energy levels, and if your thankfulness is
People Underestimate the Power of Saying ‘Thanks’
When thanking someone, individuals underestimate the level of happiness their expression of gratitude brings to the recipient, a series of experiments shows.
Can You Teach Happiness?
As head of Silliman College at Yale University, Laurie Santos interacts closely with students. Over the past few years, she’s grown more concerned about their mental health. “I came to realize that college students were