THE HUMAN FLOURISHING LAB
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Liberals and Conservatives At Least Agree About the Value of the Holidays
This article was originally published by the Southern California News Group. Politics increasingly divides Americans. In a free, diverse, and dynamic society like ours, strong philosophical disagreements should be expected. They can be a sign of healthy pluralism —...
Nostalgia and Thinking About the Future Can Be Good For You
This article was originally published in Discover Magazine. Research has shown that mental time travel can motivate us, help us cope and even inspire better choices in the present. Do you often find yourself thinking back to the past and reminiscing about different...
Why Nostalgia and Reminiscing is Good for You
This article was originally published in Remento. Life is full of change. And hopefully, it involves personal growth in which we learn lessons that help us become better versions of ourselves. But we also want stability. We want to feel like we know who we are and can...
Americans Yearn for Tradition—Old and New—This Holiday Season
This article was originally published in the Harris Poll. Before the start of the winter holiday season—defined as the period beginning in mid-November and running through New Year’s Day—The Human Flourishing Lab at The Archbridge Institute and The Harris Poll...
The Social Power of Patriotism: Americans Who Are Proud of Their National Identity Are More Likely To Trust Their Fellow Citizens
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Key Findings: Most Americans (61%) agree that most of their fellow Americans can be trusted. This includes 63% of men and 58% of women. There are no differences in social trust between political groups. Around 60% of liberals,...
Personal Independence Behind Declining Birth Rates
This article was originally published in the Harris Poll. World fertility rates—defined by the World Bank as “the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with...
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