Otago Daily Times: The loss of tribal connection

September 5, 2016 by Pschult3

September 5, 2016 Sebastian Junger, award-winning journalist and bestselling author, highlights the disconnect and lack of belonging in modern society and its costs on well-being in his latest book: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. “A person living in a modern city or suburb can, for the first time in history, go through an entire day...

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Huffington Post: Researchers Determine the Three Ways to Well-Being

May 31, 2015 by Shannon

June 8th 2015. David Sze, Research Editor at the Huffington Post has featured self-determination theory in his latest article on the science of well-being. Sze writes, “As far as psychology theories go, University of Rochester’s Richard Ryan and Edward Deci’s Self-Determination Theory is one of the biggest out there. The theory has been used to analysis situations as...

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Psychology of Well-Being: Call for Publications

March 1, 2015 by Shannon

March 15th 2015. Positive Computing: A new partnership between psychology, social sciences and technologists  Psychology of Well-Being [] is inviting submissions for a special issue of the journal that will be dedicated to the topic of Positive Computing. The decades between 1970 and 1990 saw the creation and blossoming of a partnership between many disciplines around...

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Globe and Mail: When we’re at our best

November 12, 2012 by Shannon

November 12th 2012. “Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester in New York, studies human motivation and how it affects psychological well-being,” says The Wall Street Journal. “His work has shown that people who pursue extrinsic goals, such as money, image and fame, are less happy than those who focus on...

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HUFFINGTON POST: The Secret to a Life of No Regrets: Live Before You Die

May 1, 2011 by Shannon

May 3rd 2011. Consider a place where people feel guilty if they enjoyed themselves — because they aren’t getting anything done. Where people see free time as inferior to the un-free time of work and performance. How’s that for chutzpah? It sounds absurd yet all too familiar, because that place is all around us, the...

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: Is Happiness Overrated?

March 15, 2011 by Shannon

March 15th 2011. The relentless pursuit of happiness may be doing us more harm than good. Some researchers say happiness as people usually think of it—the experience of pleasure or positive feelings—is far less important to physical health than the type of well-being that comes from engaging in meaningful activity. Researchers refer to this latter state...

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