Ed Diener, innovator in the field of happiness research, has died. I post here Ed Diener’s obituary from the Association for Psychological Science, April 28, 2021. Ed Diener, a psychological scientist whose seminal research examined the factors that influence people’s life satisfaction and happiness, died April 27. The founding editor of APS’s Perspectives on Psychological Science journal, he received the APS William James Fellow Award in 2013 and had servedContinue reading “Ed Diener Dies:”
Natural environments have a stress-reducing or restorative influence, a form of homeostasis, while urban environments have the opposite effect. Landscape photography is an important tool for conservation activists.
In this tenth post, I assert that homeostasis is a singular unifying principle for all living beings. Homeostasis operates at all levels of nature in every living system: in molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, societies, ecosystems and the planet as a whole (Lovelock, 2009). Tissue homeostasis regulates the birth (mitosis) and death of cells (apoptosis);Continue reading “The General Theory of Behaviour X: Homeostasis Theory of Well-being”