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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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Matthew Lee Podcast Interview, Success 2.0

Matthew Lee interviewed on "The Success 2.0 Podcast"

August 27, 2018

HFH Director of Empirical Research Matthew Lee was recently interevied by C.J. McClanahan of the Success 2.0 Podcast. The title of the episode is "The Effects of Benevolent Service" where Dr. Lee discusses:

  • How Dr. Lee landed a position at Harvard University researching love, after spending many years studying the darkside of human nature.
  • The correlation between altruistic service and personal gratification.
  • Dr. Lee’s work with...
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