My research has been widely covered by the international media. My happiness research: BBC News (UK), Telegraph, The Guardian, Time (USA), The Atlantic, Washington Post, New York Times, Scientific American. My 2014 paper in PNAS was in Discover Magazine's top 100 science stories of 2014 (PDF) and Time Magazine's 100 New Scientific Discoveries (2014) (PDF). My research with Archy de Berker on the effects of inequality on happiness: Discover (US), Wired UK. My research on the role of dopamine in decision making: The Independent (UK), BBC Future, Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Germany). Archy de Berker's work on the causes of stress: The Guardian (UK), Time (USA). My work with Eran Eldar on the function of mood: Telegraph (UK), Wired UK, Die Welt (Germany).
I helped develop a smartphone app for cognitive science research called The Great Brain Experiment, which now has over 100,000 users around the world. Media coverage: BBC News (UK), The Guardian, Science Translational Medicine. The app was named best overall smartphone game in the Wall Street Journal. Download it for free in the Apple and Android app stores to contribute to our ongoing research!
I have written blog posts about happiness in the OECD Better Life Insights blog (reprinted in Arts and Opinion), about how the brain responds to rewards in the Wellcome Trust blog, and about how aging affects decision making for the International Longevity Centre blog.
I was the scientific director of The Happiness Project, an art-science theatre project with a cast of young people and scientists. We performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at the Roundhouse Theatre in London. The directors, Emma Higham and Tashi Gore, blogged about the project here and I blogged about it here.
My happiness research inspired a comic in Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.