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Literature Update 19 Monday: Research into crises and happiness (also featured on www.geluksdoctorandus.nl)
Akshaya de Groot from www.geluksdoctorandus.nl wrote an interesting blog about the past EHERO seminar on Friday 28th of February. During the seminar Dr. Martijn Burger and Efstratia Arampatzi talked about their research into the effect of crises on happiness.
Literature Update 18 Thursday: Destined for (Un)Happiness, Does Childhood Predict Adult Life Satisfaction?
Frijters et al. (2011) study a cohort of children born in a specific week in1958 in order to research if adult life satisfaction is predicted by childhood traits, parental characteristics and family socioeconomic status.
Combine internship at EHERO/WDOH with writing a master thesis!
Apply for an internship at the World Database of Happiness/EHERO and write your master thesis. The internship will take place in a 4 to 5 month period; at the end of this period the Master Thesis is finished.
Literature Update 17 Monday: Prosocial Spending and Well-being, a Psychological Universal (working paper)
Aknin et al (2013) research if donating to others and deriving emotional benefits from that is a universal principle, meaning that, in all nations this is the case. They analyze 136 countries, with an average of 1321 respondents per country, and find positive relations in 122 of 136 countries, which are significant in 66% of these 122 countries.
Literature Update 16 Thursday: The Undoing Effect of Positive Emotions
Fredrickson et al. (2000) research the effect of positive feelings on the speed of recovery. They find that patients who had experienced anxiety-induced cardiovascular reactivity, for example high blood pressure due to stress, recovered faster when watching films associated with positive feelings than patients who watched films associated with neutral of negative feelings.