Culture & Society

Scientists discover what could be stopping you from happiness

“A new study of 7,443 people from 40 countries were questioned on their emotional wellbeing, satisfaction with life and mood complaints” This article by Joe Pinkstone – concerning a study by researchers from Tilburg University (Netherlands) – appears in The Telegraph….
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What Happens in Your Brain When You Walk Down the Street? Implications of Architectural Proportions, Biophilia, and Fractal Geometry for Urban Science

This article – published in the Urban Science journal – looks at how urban architecture and design affects well-being and stress levels. The abstract says: “This article reviews current research in visual urban perception. The temporal sequence of the first few…
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The Importance of Suffering: The Value and Meaning of Emotional Discontent

“James Davies argues that we have created a culture that assumes happiness to be the normal, healthy human condition. Deviations from the blissful path — sadness, anxiety, disappointment — are thus treated as illnesses in search of a cure”.David Von…
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“If I were you, I wouldn’t start from here”: Working for real change in societal responses to distress

This paper comes from David Harper and has been published in the Context journal. It begins: “Systemic therapists are well-used to considering the multiple layers of context within which our lives are embedded, so I thought I’d use the invitation to…
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Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

This book has been written by Joseph Davis. The publishers say: “Everyday suffering—those conditions or feelings brought on by trying circumstances that arise in everyone’s lives—is something that humans have grappled with for millennia. But the last decades have seen a…
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