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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Aetna news

Aetna and HFH launch well-being research in collaboration with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

April 3, 2018
The Human Flourishing Program and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health announced a multi-year research collaboration with Aetna (NYSE: AET). The goal of the research will be to study the determinants of well-being, correlations to population heath and productivity, and ways to enhance total well-being. Data will be gathered across six dimensions: physical health, emotional health, social connectedness, financial security, purpose and character strengths.