The #HarvardStudy of Adult Development is a long-running research project that started in 1938 and investigates the factors that contribute to human flourishing.
It initially involved 724 participants from disadvantaged backgrounds and Harvard undergraduates, and has since expanded to include spouses and descendants of the original group, totaling over 1,300 participants.
Researchers collect information on participants’ physical and mental health through interviews, questionnaires, and health exams, and have found that good relationships are a key factor in promoting health and happiness.
However, these relationships must be actively nurtured to be effective. Read about it in #TheAtlantic. You can also listen to an interview with Harvard Psychiatrist, #RobertWaldingerhttps://lnkd.in/eDt7MR_b. Be happy!