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Oishi, S., Kushlev, K., & Schimmack, U. (in press). What is a good society? Analysis of income taxation and happiness in the U.S. American Psychologist. Data/Materials

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. (in press). Findings all psychologists should know from the new science on subjective well-being. Canadian Psychology. Download

Hudson, N. W., Lucas, R E., Donnellan, M. B., & Kushlev, K. (in press). Income reliably predicts daily sadness, but not happiness: A replication and extension of Kushlev, Dunn, & Lucas (2015). Social Psychological and Personality Science. 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, 140846–895. 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., Cardoso, B., & Pielot, M. (2017). Affect influences user engagement with notification-delivered content. Proceeding of Mobile HCI, 2017.

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

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. (under review) Too much of a good thing: The relationship between social life and subjective well-being is curvilinear. 

Kushlev. K., Hunter, J., Proulx, J., Pressman, S., Dunn, E. (under review). Smartphones reduce smiling during social interactions. 

Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (under review). Frequent smartphone use distracts parents from reaping
the benefits of spending time with their children.

Kushlev, K., Proulx, J., & Dunn, E. W. (under review). Digitally connected, socially disconnected: The effects of relying on technology rather than other people.

Kushlev, K., Schmader, T., Chapman, D., & Lickel, B. (in prep) To accept one’s flaws or    change them: The motivating role of shame.