UC Science Today
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UC Science Today is a daily radio feature produced by the University of California and distributed on CBS News Radio and iTunes. From breakthroughs in medicine, agriculture and the environment to insights into the world around us, Science Today covers it all.
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How to improve your social connections and boost happiness
Social connections are important and can make you happier, according to psychologist Iris Mauss of the University of California, Berkeley. But how can those who are, shall we say, not so easy going build such a network? Mauss says – just be yourself, and open up to others.
“People who are perceived to be more authentic are better liked by others and have better social connections. And we have found that if you hold in your emotions, you stifle them, then others tend to perceive that as.. on average, finding you less authentic.”
Mauss says accepting your negative emotions could also help you become more personable.
“Having that accepting attitudes about your own emotions will make you be more open about your own emotions which I believe would be perceived by others as greater authenticity.”
So, if you shy away from sharing your feelings, just give it another try!