Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no biological basis. But this is something to be happy about.
The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
Happiness may well be a choice, but it is a difficult choice. And much that might make that choice a little easier depends on the choices of influential others.
Minority sexual identities are on average less satisfied with their lives — but being accepted is crucial to this.
Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?
Are you an extrovert or an introvert? From personality to emotional maturity, individual differences matter when it comes to happiness.
The Hinch Army of domestic goddesses seems more Women's Institute than the future of media.
We assume that people in Nordic countries have a better standard of mental health than anywhere else, but that assumption is based on a limited way of measuring it.
Pyt doesn't have an exact English translation, but there's a rich strain of psychological research devoted to its benefits in everyday life.
Children’s lives are being stifled. No longer are they able to spend time with friends unsupervised, explore their community or hang around in groups without being viewed with suspicion.
Don't pursue happiness as a goal, instead make sure what you do from day to day provides a sense of meaning in life.
New research in China adds to the evidence of a direct link between air pollution and happiness.
If you develop an awareness of how you feel you are more likely to be able to change negative thinking patterns.
Schadenfreude seems to arise out of envy and a sense of justice. But some psychologists believe a darker impulse is at play.
With the exception of anger, women experience emotions more intensely and share their emotions more openly with others.
I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
Imagining the ideal school.
A polyamorous philosopher draws from research evidence to argue that where love is concerned, we should break all the established rules.
Past studies have found acting extraverted can even make introverts happy. But a new study had the opposite findings.