Nov 22
Getting to Grips with the UK’s Well-being

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Aug 26
How the economic crisis affects well-being

In this month’s posting for Positive Psychology News Daily, I reviewed some brand new research from Professor Carol Graham, Soumya Chattopadhyay, and Mario Picon (all from the University of Maryland). Their objective was to better understand the effects of the US economic crisis on well-being and to determine if individuals adapt both to the bad […]

Mar 5
How Positive Psychology Can Boost Your Business

Here’s a great article on the value of Positive Psychology to business, covering all the basics from the benefits of positive emotions (e.g enhancing creativity and problem-solving) to hiring people on their strengths not their CVs. Plus it mentions the work of two of my Positive Psychology News Daily colleagues, David J Pollay and Senia […]

Jan 31
Happiness according to the FT

Well, here’s a turn up for the books as they say – the good old Financial Times talking about happiness, whatever next. I suppose we shouldn’t complain that Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness measure is actually very old news, and we should be thankful that the whole concept of social well-being is being discussed by such […]

Aug 31
Wealth, Happiness and Life Satisfaction

Here’s my latest article on Positive Psychology News Daily on that age-old subject of wealth and happiness. It seems to have caused a bit of a stir with some readers, judging from the number of comments (32 as of today), although maybe not for the right reasons! Never mind, I’m sure you’ll find the recent […]

Mar 23
The Politics of Happiness

In this article last year I mentioned that the tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan pioneered the measurement of well-being with its Gross National Happiness index. Now Bhutan is in the news again because tomorrow it will hold its first-ever democratic elections. This could be seen as a test of how serious the two main political […]

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