May 24, 2024

Study: Seattle is cool, but not very happy (News Pub)

Liss Elaborates on Correlation on Location of Residence to Happiness

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss

The state of Indiana falls in the bottom 20th percentile on a new ranking for the happiest states to live in by personal financial website WalletHub.

The results released Tuesday cite that more than 75% of Americans who have experienced price increases where they live report feeling “very” or “moderately” stressed.

In addition, only 50% of Americans feel “very satisfied” with the way their personal life is going.

University of Mary Washington Professor of Psychology Dr. Miriam Liss said she considers one’s autonomy to be the leading indicator in being happy where you live. Liss pointed to affordable housing for what policymakers can do to attact and retain new residents. Read more.

Indiana ranks among the least happy states, study says (wishtv.com; WalletHub; My Northwest)

Liss and Schiffrin Share Expertise on Helicopter Parenting

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss (left) and Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss (left) and Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss and Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin spoke to Bored Panda about the effects of helicopter parenting for an article titled “40 Insane Screenshots Of Parents Taking It Upon Themselves To Make Their Kids’ Lives Hell.” Read the article.h

40 Insane Screenshots Of Parents Taking It Upon Themselves To Make Their Kids’ Lives Hell (Bored Panda)

Liss Moderates Spotsylvania School Board Town Hall Meeting

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss moderated a town hall meeting for the members of theSpotsylvania School Board on Sunday, Jan. 8. “The goal is for this to be a successful, positive opportunity to share … [and for] our board members to hear input into policies around public comments and budgetary priorities,” Liss said. The meeting was covered byThe Free Lance-Star and theMarietta Daily Journal.

Spotsylvania School Board members hold town hall meeting (The Free Lance-Star; Marietta Daily Journal)

Editorial: There’s a light beckoning the Spotsy School Board (The Free Lance-Star)

Liss Study Featured in USA News Hub

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss had a study featured in an article on USA News Hub, entitled, “Are you anxious, introverted or just a ‘highly sensitive person’?”

One study from the University of Mary Washington in the U.S. examined people’s relationships with their parents and their current mental health. It found that high sensitivity significantly increased the chances of developing depression for those who had grown up with poor parental care. For people in loving homes, however, high sensitivity had no effect at all. Read more. 

Are you anxious, introverted or just a ‘highly sensitive person’? (USA News Hub)