12 Things that Happy People Do Differently – #8 Happy People Nurture Their Social Relationships

12 Things that Happy People Do Differently

#8 Happy People Nurture Their Social Relationships. – The happiest people on the planet are the ones who have deep, meaningful relationships. 

“students who have close, positive and supportive relationships with their teachers will attain higher levels of achievement than those students with more conflictual relationships. If a student feels a personal connection to a teacher, experiences frequent communication with a teacher, and receives more guidance and praise than criticism from the teacher, then the student is likely to become more trustful of that teacher, show more engagement in the academic content presented, display better classroom behavior, and achieve at higher levels academically” American Psychological Association


Make an effort to get to know your professors, get engaged in what you are learning by showing up to class, asking questions, participating in eLearn discussions…let your professors get to know you!

12 Things Source: Lyubomirsky, S. (2002). Why are some people happier than others? The role of cognitive and motivational processes in well-being. American Psychologist, 56, 239-249.


  1. I believe this to be so true because I find for my self if I connect with a teacher I get a better understanding of the information that is being given to be and my grades are very good in that class.

    1. Hi Natasha! Yes, our social relationships, connections to people, really help us in so many ways. Often people do not think about how important the professor-student relationship is in the learning process. Well said 🙂

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