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Chen & VanderWeele Publish New Study on Parental Warmth

January 3, 2019

A new study from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University has found that one’s ability to flourish in midlife – a state in which all aspects of a person’s life are good – is closely linked to parental warmth in childhood.

The findings are valuable for policy makers and public health officials, indicating that more focus on improved parenting in the home can have dramatic outcomes in the happiness and well-being of individuals in later life. View our ...

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Matthew Lee Publishes New Article on Adolescent Substance Use

December 21, 2018

Matthew Lee has published a new article, “Transposing the Adverse Social Dynamics of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders Into More Effective Treatment and Clinician Resilience.” This paper synthesizes the insights of a group of senior scholars across disciplines, as well as emerging leaders among medical school students, regarding more effective responses to the opiate crisis and related social issues affecting the well-being of adolescents.  

Taking a broad view of the origins of the crisis, including the decline of community and the lifelong burden of adverse...

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Human Flourishing Program Releases New Study on Divorce

December 3, 2018

NEW HARVARD STUDY ON RELIGIOUS SERVICE ATTENDANCE AND DIVORCE REVEALS 50% DECREASE IN DIVORCE RATES

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New research, gathered from a 14-year study from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, shows that regular religious service attendance is associated with 50% lower divorce rates in later life.

The statistic is important in the context of general divorce rates among the middle-aged, which doubled between 1990 and 2010. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of...

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