Parenting: A joy or a trial?

Spring 1973

In an article in the latest issue of The Psychologist, Dr Nattavudh Powdthavee, of the University’s Department of Economics and Related Studies, offers an explanation to one of the most surprising conclusions of recent research into wellbeing—that having children does not increase our level of happiness.

“Social scientists have found almost zero association […]

How to live longer

Be happy! That’s it. That’s all there is to it. Live happily and you could add several years to your longevity. So says Professor Ruut Veenhoven of Erasmus University in a research article published by the Journal of Happiness Studies.

Correlating happiness and longevity requires long-term studies. Veenhoven used data from 30 different research studies […]

What makes us happy

Arthur C. Brooks’ book “Gross National Happiness” was mentioned a few days ago on World On the Web. What I found interesting was the statement that his research shows there are three basic things that make people happy: meaning in their lives, control over their environment, and success in creating value in the world.

How […]