May 22, 2024

Liss Leads Student Team to First-Place Finish at VAPS

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

Professor and Chair of Psychological Science Miriam Liss led a team of students to victory, winning the Best Undergraduate Paper category at the 2024 Virginia Association for Psychological Science conference. The paper, titled “Childhood Trauma, Psychological Flexibility, and Outcomes in College Students,” was completed by Ann Marie Camp, Rob Oehler, Sarah Ballif, Skyler Revutin and Cate Kelly, along with Liss as advisor.

Liss Shares Cultural Insight With ‘FinanceBuzz’

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss contributed to a recent FinanceBuzz article titled “The Most Laid-Back Cities Across the U.S. 2024.” FinanceBuzz looked at more than 25 factors across some of America’s biggest cities to find out which cities are the most laid-back and relaxed versus which ones are the most uptight and stressed. Featured as an expert, Liss comments in the article: “A tight culture (and that can be a city or town or a larger culture) is one where very little deviation from the social norm is expected. A loose culture is one where there are weaker social norms and deviations from the norm are tolerated.” Read more.

Liss Contributes to Article, ‘Best and Worst States for Women’

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss shared lessons from her research on happiness in a recent article titled “Best & Worst States for Women 2024.” In the article, Liss said, “Women, like everyone else, should weigh various factors when deciding where to live. This may include employment opportunities for themselves or their spouses, proximity to family, cost of living including housing and childcare expenses, access to outdoor activities, walkability or access to bike paths, availability of a supportive community, and opportunities to form meaningful relationships.” Read more on WalletHub and in the Oakdale Leader.

Best & Worst States for Women 2024 (Wallet Hub; Oakdale Leader)

Liss Explains What the Happiest States in America Are and Why People are Unhappy

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

“Increasing wealth does not make you happier, but the experience of poverty can definitely make you unhappy ,” says Miriam Liss , professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington. That’s because basic needs for housing, food, clothing, security, health care and transportation are difficult to meet when people are not financially secure, she adds. Read more.

 

Liss Reveals the Happiest Workers and States in America

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

Job satisfaction is critical to happiness, according to Miriam Liss, professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “A meaningful job allows you to feel competence and ability, able to do the tasks that are meaningful to you,” Liss says. “If you’re having a more meaningful, purposeful life, you are going to experience pleasure.” Read more.

According to Miriam Liss, professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, job satisfaction is an important factor in happiness. “A meaningful job allows you to feel competent and capable, to be able to perform tasks that are meaningful to you,” Ms. Liss said. “If you are living a more meaningful and purposeful life, you will experience joy. Read more.

Job satisfaction is critical to happiness, according to Miriam Liss, professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “A meaningful job allows you to feel competence and ability, able to do the tasks that are meaningful to you,” Liss says. “If you’re having a more meaningful, purposeful life, you are going to experience pleasure.” Read more.

These US States Have the Happiest Workers (Voice of America)

Liss Shares Expertise on Happiness With ‘Fox Weather’

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss contributed to an article titled “Do you live in the happiest state in America? Weather less of a factor than you might think” on Fox Weather. “Research suggests that other variables such as weather are considerably less important than most people think,” Liss said. Read more.

The happiest (and unhappiest) states in America may surprise you (Vox News Albania; West Observer; The Nashville News)

Liss Dives Into Happiness by State in ‘New York Post’

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss was quoted in a New York Post article about happiness titled “10 unhappiest states list reveals some surprises.” “It is important to live where you can afford housing without being financially stressed and where you can build some sort of community and develop strong friendship networks,” Liss said. “Research suggests that other variables such as weather are considerably less important than most people think.” Read more.

Liss’s comments have been published by other media, as well, including NewsPub, Oakdale Leader, and Newsweek.