Many people report positive psychological benefits, including improved mental well-being, following spending time alone during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students who consistently sleep the optimal eight hours per night perform better on tests and report higher personal satisfaction than their peers who have more disrupted sleep patterns.
Having too much free time can be almost as bad for your overall wellbeing as having little or no time to yourself, researchers report.
A new, large-scale study reveals people whose sleep patterns go against their natural circadian rhythm are more likely to develop symptoms of depression and report a decrease in wellbeing.
Resolving arguments on the day they occur helps reduce and improves overall wellbeing, researchers report.
Women who embarked on higher education reported better overall psychological well-being, positive affect, and reduced psychological distress.
People who experience fewer stressors in daily life report better emotional stability, moods, and overall health. However, those who are less stressed score worse on cognitive tests than those who experience daily stressors. Those who are stress-free are also less likely to give emotional support or experience positive things happening throughout the day.
A person's natural level of anxiety may have a significant impact on results for lab-based studies of emotion and anxiety.
Those who play video games are more likely to report experiencing positive emotions and better overall well-being.