Social Psychology

Growing up in Germany, psychologist Gabriele Oettingen was not surrounded by people who spoke explicitly about their dreams and ambitions. “When I came to America, it was wonderful because people always said, ‘Yes, do it. Yes, that’s possible. Yeah, OK, this is a good idea. Why don’t you do it?’ Whereas back More

What does it mean to live a good life? This question has been debated and written about by many philosophers, thinkers and novelists throughout the course of humanity. In the field of psychology, two main conceptualizations of the good life have predominated: A happy life (often referred to as “hedonic well-being”), full of stability,  pleasure, enjoyment More