RESEARCH STUDY: Walking Facilitates Positive Affect

JC Miler, Z Krizan, April 2016 Walking Facilitates Positive Affect (Even When Expecting the Opposite). This study conducted 3 experiments to examine how walking induced positivity. Walking in this study wasn’t necessarily for exercise. Results showed that: even when participants didn’t know what the purpose of the experiment was, they experienced an increase in positive affect walking caused a…

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs

Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs Harvard Business Review, Michelle Gielan April 15, 2016 Given that I’m a happiness researcher, you might think I’d strive to help people eliminate unhappiness in their careers. But unhappiness actually serves a crucial function, signaling the need for change, prompting us to switch companies or fields, or even just motivating us to…

SUNSENTINEL: Balancing Act: Greedy Kids? New Study Says a Gratitude Journal Will Help

Balancing Act: Greedy Kids? New Study Says a Gratitude Journal Will Help Chicago Tribune, Heidi Stevens March 15, 2016 Materialistic kids aren’t just tough to shop with at Target (“TeenyMates! Shopkins! Legos! Need! Them! All!”). They’re at an increased risk of developing long-term social and psychological issues, according to a new study. Aric Rindfleisch, professor of…