Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
“What to Do With Dirty Money?” by C. Nathan DeWall; “Human Strengths Amid the Challenges of Poverty” by David Myers
Generous spending leads to increased happiness: SFU psychologist Lara Aknin in World Happiness Report
Generous spending leads to increased well-being, while volunteering shows no clear causal link to happiness, says Lara Aknin, social psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. Aknin, along with
Want to Close the Pay Gap? Pay Transparency Will Help
Here’s what we know about salary transparency: Workers are more motivated when salaries are transparent. They work harder, they’re more productive, and they’re better at collaborating with colleagues. Across the board, pay transparency seems to
Altruists Make More Money and Have More Kids
Altruistic people tend to score higher on many measures of life satisfaction. Yes, that seems counterintuitive, and such scales can admittedly be subjective. So a research team decided to explore the relationship between selflessness and two
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.
Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? Science explains the world of Manafort and Gates.
What is about money that makes people do bad things? It seems a fair question when the news is dominated by misdeeds of the rich and powerful. The Paul Manafort trial, now entering its third