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Kushlev, K., Hunter, J. F., Proulx, J., Pressman, S. D., & Dunn, E. (2019). Smartphones reduce smiles between strangers. Computers in Human Behavior, 91, 12-16. Download/Preregistration/Data

Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2019). Frequent smartphone use distracts parents from reaping the benefits of spending time with their children. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(6),1619-1639. Download/Preregistration/Data

Kushlev, K., & Heintzelmen, S. J. (2018). Put the phone down: Testing a complement-interfere model of computer-mediated communication in the context of face-to-face interactions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 702-710. Download/Materials/Data

Dwyer, R., Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2018). Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face interactions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 233-239. Download/Materials/Preregistration/Data

Kushlev, K., Diener, E., Heintzelman, S. J., & Oishi, S. (2018). The declining marginal utility of social time for subjective well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 74, 124-140. Download/Materials/RPubs

Oishi, S., Kushlev, K., & Schimmack, U. (2018). What is a good society? Analysis of income taxation and happiness in the U.S. American Psychologist, 73(2), 157-168. Download/Data/Materials

Kushlev, K., Proulx, J., & Dunn, E. W. (2017). Digitally connected, socially disconnected: The effects of relying on technology rather than other people. Computers in Human Behavior, 76, 68–74. Download/Preregistration/Materials/Data

Kushlev, K., Cardoso, B., & Pielot, M. (2017). Affect influences user engagement with notification-delivered content. Proceeding of Mobile HCI, 2017. Download

Kushlev, K., Heintzelman, S. J., Lutes, L. D., Wirtz, D., Oishi, S., & Diener, E. (2017). ENHANCE: Design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial for promoting enduring happiness and well-being. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 52, 62–74. Download/Preregistration

Kushlev, K., & Proulx, J. (2016). The social costs of ubiquitous information: Consuming information on mobile phones is associated with lower trust. PloS One. Download/Data/Materials

Diener, E., Heintzelman, S. J., Kushlev, K., Tay, L., Wirtz, D., Lutes, L. D., & Oishi, S. (2017). Findings all psychologists should know from the new science on subjective well-being. Canadian Psychology, 58, 87–104 Download

Hudson, N. W., Lucas, R E., Donnellan, M. B., & Kushlev, K. (2016). Income reliably predicts daily sadness, but not happiness: A replication and extension of Kushlev, Dunn, & Lucas (2015). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 828-836. Download/Preregistration

Kushlev, K., Proulx, J., Dunn, E. W. (2016). “Silence your phones”: Smartphone notifications increase inattention and hyperactivity symptoms. Proceedings of CHI 2016. Download/Preregistration/Materials

Chen, L., Zhang, D., Pan, G., Ma, X., Yang, D., Kushlev, K., Zhang, W., & Li, S. (2015). Bike sharing station placement leveraging heterogeneous urban open data. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM       International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing –  UbiComp '15. Download

Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., & Lucas, R. E., (2015). Higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 483–489. Download

Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2015). Checking email less frequently reduces stress. Computers in Human Behavior43, 220–228. Download/Materials/Data

Lickel, B., Kushlev, K., Savelei, V., Matta, S., & Schmader, T. (2014). Shame and the motivation to change the self. Emotion, 14(6), 1049–1061. Download

Nelson, S. K., Kushlev, K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2014). The pains and pleasures of parenting: When, why, and how is parenthood associated with more or less well-being? Psychological Bulletin, 140, 846–895. Download

Nelson, S. K., Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., & Lyubomisrky, S. (2014). Parents are slightly happier than nonparents, but causality still cannot be inferred: A reply to Bhargava, Kassam, and Loewenstein. Psychological Science. Download

Ashton-James, C., Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Parents reap what they sow: Child-centrism and parental well-being. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 4,  635–642. Download

Nelson, S. K., Kushlev, K., English, T., Dunn, E. W., & Lyubomisrky, S. (2013). In defence of parenthood: Children are associated with more joy than misery. Psychological Science24, 3–10. Download

Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., & Ashton-James, C. (2012). Does affluence impoverish the experience of parenting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1381–1384. Download


Kushlev, K. (2018). Media technology and well-being: A complementarity-interference model. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers. Download/Theoretical Model

Oishi, S., Kushlev, K., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2017). Culture and personality: Current directions. In O.P. John, R.W. Robins, & L.A. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research. 3rd edition. Gilford Press.

Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2012). Affective forecasting: Knowing how we will feel in the future. In S. Vazire and T. D. Wilson (Eds.), Handbook of self-knowledge (277–292). New York: Guilford Press Download


Kushlev, K., Diener, E., Heintzelman, S. J., & Oishi, S. (2017). Too much of a good thing: The relationship between social life and subjective well-being is curvilinear. (revised resubmission: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology)