The Dr. Oz Show

“Happiness Boosters”

PBS Newshour

“What Makes Us Happy?”

The Today Show
Kathie Lee & Hoda

The Today Show

“Kids crumbling under too much pressure?”

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
“Tiger Mothering”


“Olivia Munn reminisces with her mom about chopstick hits and a head dent in the refrigerator.”

The List

International Happiness Day

NBC Class Action

“The Downside of Academic Achievement”

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Fox News
“How to boost office morale”

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Rachel Ray Show
“How to Raise Happier Kids”

“If we have learned anything in our 50 years of research on our happiness, it’s that our social ties and connections to other people are our most important predictors of our happiness.”

“Dr. Christine Carter on Class Action”

“Failure is key to happiness.”
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“What Makes a Happy Mom”

“Here’s a look at some of the secrets to balancing the demands of motherhood and happiness.”
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CBS Sacramento
“Good Morning Sacramento”

“Why pressuring kids won’t make them successful.”
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AM Northwest
“Raising Happy Grateful Kids”

“Fostering GRATITUDE is one of the most effective roads to happiness”
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UC Berkeley News
“The Science of Happiness”

“BERKELEY — Across America, Thanksgiving kicks off a holiday season of reflection, gratitude and sharing. These emotions are the focus of wide-ranging scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley, where researchers are investigating the science of happiness and compassion.”
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“Home Heads for Foreclosure After Broken Promise”

“Kids are going to pick up the emotions of their parents. So if you’re worried, your kids are likely to be worried. So it’s just to be aware of how incredibly contagious emotions are,” Christine Carter, Ph.D., from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley said.”
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ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
“Father’s Day 2010: What Does it Mean to be a Dad?”

“Something only dad does best is play and have unstructured fun,” said Christine Carter, a sociologist and author of “Raising Happiness.” “That’s how kids learn to interact and follow direction, and kids know dads can make mom happy.”
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
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Thursday, January 7, 2016
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