Although less talked about, the trauma of unexpectedly getting fired is very similar to the trauma of being left by a loved one.
Procrastinators often forget to do things that they intended to do, especially if they’re unaware of their procrastination.
New research provides evidence that men tend to mellow out when they are with their girlfriend. The study, published in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, found that the presence of a romantic partner reduces risk-taking propensity in young men.
Having your own garden — and spending time in it — improves health and well-being. Research has found gardening at home had a similar effect on people’s emotional well-being as biking, walking or dining out. The benefits of home gardening were similar across racial boundaries and between urban and suburban residents.
Study shows the ‘key to happiness’ is visiting more places and having new and diverse experiences. The beneficial consequences of environmental enrichment across species, demonstrating a connection between real-world exposure to fresh and varied experiences and increases in positive emotions.
A psychology study of more than 4,000 millionaires found that people with more wealth are indeed happier with life. They also found that people who earned their wealth were happier than those who inherited it.
According to Stanford psychologists, the the advice “find your passion” could have negative affect on people because it implies that the number of interests a person has is limited. That causes people to narrow their focus and neglect other areas.
Hedonic adaptation is the tendency for people to return to a baseline happiness level regardless of what happens to them. A study conducted on lottery winners and paraplegics concluded that neither group was either happier or sadder less than 6 months after the event.
People who refer to themselves by name during inner monologues are calmer, less stressed and more confident than those who use “I” or “me” according to a research done by Michigan State University.
The IKEA effect makes people think anything they make themselves has increased value.