Monthly Archives : February 2016

Couples can work through difficulties with constructive conversations

Ted just got a nice promotion – but it’s posing a major problem with his wife, Paula. He’s been promoted to vice president and is looking forward to becoming a part of the executive team. Most of those men and…

225 View / February 29, 2016

The ingredients of happiness

After 20 years and thousands of studies positive psychologists have uncovered the ingredients that make people happy. Martin Seligman summarizes the key components of happiness in Flourish. There are 5 factors he identifies as characteristic of people who are people…

279 View / February 21, 2016

Romantic relationships provide the most powerful positive impact in our lives

What do you think produces the highest level of happiness? Many Americans believe the answer involves winning the Powerball, but neither wealth nor possessions take people to the top tier of happiness. When researchers compared the happiest people on Earth…

247 View / February 14, 2016

Mutual disclosure works well to generate a good connection

With Valentine’s Day a week away you may be thinking about how to generate more loving feelings in your relationship. Psychologist Arthur Aron and his colleagues wondered if it was possible to accelerate people’s level of intimacy. The researchers instructed…

90 View / February 7, 2016