The other side of happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Brock Bastian explains how life’s painful and difficult experiences play a very important role in producing happiness
Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing
The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis
Why feeling pain is key to our happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
(Don’t) always look on the bright side of life
University of Melbourne research finds societal pressure to feel happy could be bad for our mental health; even contributing to the prevalence of depression.
Beyond Growth: adding wellbeing to the balance sheet
The University of Melbourne teams with an ambitious project to consult with Australians to research measures of social progress to take us beyond the economy
Why Nordic countries top the happiness league
It is no coincidence that Nordic countries topped the ratings in the Happiness Report 2017 – they explicitly invest in and promote equality.