A Good Life is Painful
Can we live a good life without suffering? Notice that I used the word “good” and not “happy.” It doesn’t make any sense to ask whether we can suffer and be happy at the same
The Surprising Science Behind Why People Underestimate Their Lifespans
When it comes to planning for retirement, and choosing when to start claiming Social Security benefits, one of the key inputs into our decisions is how long we expect to live. Seniors can choose when
Elliot Tucker-Drob Receives Prestigious Honor for Lifespan Development Research
APS Fellow Elliot Tucker-Drob of the University of Texas at Austin has been named a recipient of the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal for his achievements in the fields of personality and developmental psychology.
Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer
If you’re like many people, you may have decided that you want to spend less time staring at your phone. It’s a good idea: an increasing body of evidence suggests that the time we spend
We Are More Envious of Things That Haven’t Happened Yet
We are more envious of someone else’s covetable experience before it happens than after it has passed, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Enviable events lose
Most Links Between Personality Traits and Life Outcomes Are Replicable, Study Shows
Links between personality traits and life outcomes found in previous research are largely reproducible, according to findings from a large-scale replication project.