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Connecting with others is the single most important thing we can do for our happiness.

When we’re with other people, we feel more positive emotions, which leads to greater happiness. When we’re happier, we have better relationships. This in turn leads to more positive emotions…and being on an “upward spiral” of well-being and happiness.

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Attachment, Motherhood, and Mental Health

This is an interview conducted with Dr. Jessica Zucker by Therese J. Borchard of Beyond Blue.

Relational Strivings

Although each participant narrated her own unique developmental unfolding, many of the women interviewed explained feeling that there was “never enough” love to be consumed,…

Like Oil and Water

A few weeks ago my blog post explored a snippet of my dissertation research.

Defrosting the chicken, pursuing the dream

What would scientists learn about your family if they camped out in your home for a few days?  Turns out the answer is not so obvious.

The Experience of Touch and the Development of Self

Skin is the largest sense organ that humans possess (Brennan & Loev, 1998).

Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment

Last week my blog post explored the historical underpinnings of attachment theory. 

Videos

The Loneliness Alarm

 Dr. John Cacioppo studies loneliness and social isolation.

The Loneliness Alarm

Dr. John Cacioppo studies loneliness and social isolation.

The Tap Code (NEW)

Your browser does not support the video tag. Bob Shumaker describes the Tap Code he developed as a POW.

You can’t buy happiness

Your browser does not support the video tag. America Ferrara, the star of the hit TV series Ugly Betty, shares a personal story...

The Loneliness Alarm

 Dr. John Cacioppo, who studies loneliness and social isolation, explains that loneliness is connected to mental and physical disorders.

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