Why Problem Solving Itself is a Puzzle, Even to Poincare and Picasso

11 December 2007

A classic 1931 experiment shows how the mechanics of our own problem-solving are often a puzzle to us.

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Our Secret Attitude Changes

7 December 2007

When you change your attitude about something, do you know why?

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The Hidden Workings of Our Minds

6 December 2007

How do great artists create? Listen to them try to explain and you’ll probably be disappointed.

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Do We Know What Makes Us Happy?

4 December 2007

Happiness is all about everyday, normal activities, psychologists have argued, but do we intuitively understand what strategies increase happiness or not?

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3 Happiness Enhancing Activities With Evidence They Work

28 November 2007

Three activities that have evidence to back up their claims for increasing happiness.

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Being Happy: Enjoyable Activities Beat Improved Life Circumstances

23 November 2007

Engaging in new activities increases our happiness more than an improvement in our circumstances.

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Sustainable Happiness: Why It’s All About the Day-to-Day

20 November 2007

It’s one of the great paradoxes of life that we all want to be happy, yet so few of us seem to know exactly where happiness comes from.

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