Put down your phone and speak to people
The Daily Mail mentioned a study involving UBC researchers Jason Proulx and Elizabeth Dunn, which revealed that people miss out on opportunities to boost social connectedness when they rely on […]
Jan 2, 2019
Gift giving an exception to one of human nature’s rules
The Sydney Morning Herald mentioned a series of experiments by UBC psychologist Elizabeth Dunn, which found that people who gives gifts receive a “gifter’s surplus”.
Jan 2, 2019
How money can buy you happiness
The Independent cited a 2008 study from UBC which found that giving money away makes people happier, as long as there is enough to meet essential needs. “People often pour […]
Dec 24, 2018
The science of giving gifts your loved ones won’t want to return
The Washington Post mentioned a study by UBC psychology professor, Elizabeth Dunn. The research found that objects received as gifts tend to produce modest and consistent happiness, whereas experiences given […]
Dec 13, 2018
If you want to feel better, spend money on saving time
The Wall Street Journal mentioned Elizabeth Dunn, a professor of psychology at UBC. Dunn co-authored a study, with professors from Harvard Business School, which found that people are happier if […]
Dec 13, 2018
6 ways the holiday season affects your marriage, according to experts
Romper cited research by UBC psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn, who found that people who spend money on others are happier than people who use cash on themselves.
Nov 28, 2018
Can’t stop worrying? Try Tetris to ease your mind
Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychologist, spoke to NPR about a study that found a flow-inducing game of Tetris could help people waiting to hear about life-altering news. Dunn, who wasn’t involved […]
Nov 6, 2018
Money doesn’t buy you happiness… or does it?
Metro News U.K. mentioned UBC psychology research in a story about the link between money and happiness. Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychologist, found that people were happier after spending money […]
Oct 23, 2018
Sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner? UBC study suggests putting smartphones away
A CBC article about smartphone use quoted Ryan Dwyer, a second-year PhD student at UBC, who recently co-authored a study with psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn. The researchers found that participants […]
Oct 9, 2018
UBC faculty honoured by Royal Society of Canada
The Royal Society of Canada honoured nine UBC professors this month for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their fields.
Sep 22, 2015
How “time is money” thinking can hurt the environment: UBC research
Thinking “time is money” can be a barrier for people to act in environmentally friendly ways, even for tasks like recycling that take mere seconds, according to UBC research.
Apr 21, 2015
Next stop: happiness
A UBC psychologist says there’s more at stake in the Metro Vancouver transit referendum than shorter commute times and climate change. The way you vote could also impact your happiness level.
Mar 17, 2015
Gift giving 101
UBC’s Elizabeth Dunn on how to make the most of Christmas gift giving and how it really is better to give than receive.
Dec 9, 2013
Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait
Global research finds rare evidence of universal trait…
May 9, 2013