Humans are social beings so our life is made by the people in our lives. Family and friends are part of so much of what we do and so their impact on our lives is immeasurable. They nurture us, share things with us and make the time more interesting as it passes.
Parents, teachers, colleagues and so on, they all have their impact and how this impact effects us is in our control through the habits we have around the people in our lives. In this topic we look at the impact of these interactions and the ways we can alter the effect that our interactions have on us and the quality of life we have.
We all have good and bad habits around the way we interact with others so we ask what are good and bad habits for us as individuals and how do we change our habits for the better both for us and the people we are around.
- The Long Reach of Nurturing Family Environments Findings supported this mediational model, showing a positive link between more nurturing family environments in childhood and greater security of attachment to spouses more than 60 years later. This link was partially mediated by reliance on more engaging and less distorting styles of emotion regulation in midlife. The findings underscore the far-reaching influence of childhood environment on well-being in adulthood.
- The secret to a happy life — lessons from 8 decades of research: The happiest and healthiest people are those who have warm connections with others,
- Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review The influence of social relationships on risk for mortality is comparable with well-established risk factors for mortality
- Social Relationships Are Key to Health, and to Health Policy
- Social Ties Boost Survival by 50 Percent A meta-study covering more than 300,000 participants across all ages reveals that adults get a 50 percent boost in longevity if they have a solid social network
- Why women won’t listen to health messages from men: Tegan Cruwys discusses her research into what motivates women to listen to health messages, and why those messages don’t work when they come from a man.
- Social connectedness improves public mental health: Investigating bidirectional relationships in the New Zealand attitudes and values survey
- Background: The importance of social connectedness in supporting public mental health is well established. However, the reverse causal pathway (that psychological ill-health leads to reduced social connectedness) remains a dominant perspective among mental health practitioners. Our analysis aimed to provide a rigorous test of the directionality of this relationship.
- Conclusion: These results further demonstrate how the psychological resources conferred by social connectedness can act as a ‘social cure’ for psychological ill-health, and provide the strongest evidence to date for the direction of this relationship in the general community.
- WHAT THE LONGEST STUDY ON HUMAN HAPPINESS FOUND IS THE KEY TO A GOOD LIFE: The Harvard Study of Adult Development has established a strong correlation between deep relationships and well-being. The question is, how does a person nurture those deep relationships?By Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz
- A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness: In his TED Talk, Waldinger pointed out three key lessons about happiness:
- Close relationships. …
- Quality (not quantity) of relationships. …
- Stable, supportive marriages.