Media Release | September 14, 2017
Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You’re not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.
Media Release | July 24, 2017
New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness.
March 17, 2014
Ahead of International Happiness Day on March 20, UBC’s Mark Holder sheds light on what you can learn from science about being content.
Media Release | May 9, 2013
Global research finds rare evidence of universal trait…
Media Release | May 17, 2012
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.
May 2, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
After studying acting in London and working in Hollywood North, something clicked in a psychology class at UBC.
Media Release | May 24, 2011
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.
Media Release | May 4, 2011
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 […]
September 14, 2010
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).