The happiest—and least happy—places in Canada
How happy people are varies significantly by region, city, and even neighbourhood, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
May 24, 2018
You’re not alone in feeling alone
Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You’re not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.
Sep 14, 2017
Using money to buy time linked to increased happiness
New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness.
Jul 24, 2017
Want to get happy? Science tells you how
Ahead of International Happiness Day on March 20, UBC’s Mark Holder sheds light on what you can learn from science about being content.
Mar 17, 2014
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
Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests
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 17, 2012
‘Juno’ actress finding happiness in research
After studying acting in London and working in Hollywood North, something clicked in a psychology class at UBC.
May 2, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness
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.
May 24, 2011
Physical and emotional health of older couples linked for better or worse, study finds
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 […]
May 4, 2011
Children’s happiness linked to supportive environment outside the home: UBC study
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).
Sep 14, 2010