Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

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Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests

May. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.

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UBC psychology student Ashley Whillans is trading movie sets for happiness research. Justin Beckett Photograph

‘Juno’ actress finding happiness in research

May. 2, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , ,

After studying acting in London and working in Hollywood North, something clicked in a psychology class at UBC.

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Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness

May. 24, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Women find happy guys significantly less sexually attractive than swaggering or brooding men, according to a new University of British Columbia study that helps to explain the enduring allure of “bad boys” and other iconic gender types.

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Physical and emotional health of older couples linked for better or worse, study finds

May. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A study of older married couples that gives new meaning to the matrimonial adage “for better or worse” finds that spouses have a much greater impact on their partner’s health than previously known. The study, published in the current issue of the American Psychological Association’s journal Health Psychology, finds strong associations between the physical and [...]

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Children’s happiness linked to supportive environment outside the home: UBC study

Sep. 14, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Children who report having more support in their community are also more likely to have high self-esteem, optimism, overall health, happiness and less sadness, says a study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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