3. Urbanites are happier than country folk, or at least they were prior to coronavirus. Think back to a time before cities were ravaged by Covid-19: Were city-dwellers happier than country-folk? The answer is a resounding yes. The scientists calculated the happiness average for the worldwide urban population to be 5.48, compared to 5.07 for the worldwide rural population. The differences were largest in East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, followed by South Asia, Southern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Would Moving to a New City or Country Make You Happier?
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I teach a psychology course at Vassar College on “The Science of Health and Happiness.” Around the Thanksgiving holiday (as well as other times of the year), one assignment I have my students complete is a “gratitude letter.” Bring to mind someone who did something for you, for which you have been grateful, but to whom you never fully expressed your gratitude. Write a letter, describing where you are now in life, and how often you remember his or her efforts. If possible, deliver the letter in person (or via phone or video chat), read the letter of gratitude, and then give the letter to this special person before you leave. Expressing gratitude provides benefits for the receiver and the expresser. … [Read more...] about Finding Gratitude in Challenging Times
One of the victims interviewed in this study changed her routines and behaviors when she was alone due to strangers showing up at her house looking for sex after seeing naked photos of her on the Internet. Her ex-boyfriend used internet chat rooms and pretended to be her online. He would send naked photos of her to strangers, give them her home address, and ask them to come over to her house for sex. She mentioned one time in particular when a man broke into her house, grabbed her, and tried to choke her. … [Read more...] about Is the Pandemic Leading to a New Normal of Revenge Porn?