Category Archives: Affluence

Setting ourselves up for depression

Professor Martin Seligman, one of America’s top psychologists and an authority on depression, says that rich countries are facing an epidemic of depression. He says it’s clearly not ecological because the Amish people who live just outside his hometown drink … Continue reading

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The more I have the more bored I am

Family psychologist John Roseman has spent years researching the perennial problem of children complaining that they are bored. He reported that parents in less affluent countries tend to look at him with disbelief when he asks if their kids complain … Continue reading

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