Jun 28
Needs and Subjective Well-Being Across the World

Most people with an interest in psychology have heard of Maslow’s theory of motivation and hierarchy of needs, which suggest that we’re driven to satisfy basic physiological needs (such as for food and shelter) first, then to satisfy our needs for safety, love and belonging, self-esteem and lastly self-actualization. For those interested in positive psychology, […]

Jun 12
Cross-Cultural Happiness

You can’t get more scientific than Dutch sociologist Ruut Veenhoven’s Database of World Happiness . Veenhoven has spent years researching happiness in many countries around the world and as a result has set up this comprehensive (and free) online resource. Whether or not you’re interested in cross-cultural issues, this is a brilliant source of happiness […]