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January 18, 2016
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Yale research suggests good rules can instill ‘habits of virtue’

Rules that encourage cooperative behavior lead people to develop altruistic responses even in new contexts, a new Yale-led research found. This spillover effect suggests it is possible for organizations or even entire cultures to foster “habits of virtue,” said David … Continue reading

November 16, 2014
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Why ‘I’m so happy I could cry’ makes sense

The phrase “tears of joy” never made much sense to Yale psychologist Oriana Aragon. But after conducting a series of studies of such seemingly incongruous expressions, she now understands better why people cry when they are happy. “People may be … Continue reading

April 24, 2014
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Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions—Even “Happily Disgusted”

Study more than triples the number of facial expressions researchers can use to track the origins of emotions in the brain COLUMBUS, Ohio—Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions—even … Continue reading

March 17, 2013
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Is this Peptide a Key to Happiness?

UCLA findings suggests possible new treatment for depression, other disorders What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in … Continue reading

August 9, 2012
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Press Freedom Leads to Happiness, Environmental Quality, MU Study Finds

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Freedom of the press is viewed by many as a cornerstone of democracy. But can it actually help improve people’s lives and make them happy? Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that citizens of countries … Continue reading

February 13, 2012
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Passion for Pattern

*Design fuels the whole world, says Amber Billings* This past spring, Amber Billings competed nationally with other college students to design a pack for Orbit gum. The second-year U of M graphic design student was named one of the eight … Continue reading

May 29, 2011
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Exploring The Dark Side of Happiness

As a researcher, Yale psychologist June Gruber has confirmed the many positive physical, social and psychological benefits of human happiness. While working as a clinical scientist at the University of California-Berkeley, however, she witnessed extreme and damaging bouts of positive … Continue reading

December 31, 2009
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“Happy New Year 2010!!!”

Well, soon we are heading into the New Year 2010. Great numbers!!! Before thinking about what we can achieve in 2010, let’s have a look back at 2009. We still have some time. 🙂