Press Room

Dr. Carter has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, as well as Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Fitness, Redbook, and dozens of other publications. She has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Dr. Oz Show”, the “TODAY” show, the “Rachael Ray Show,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”, PBS, as well as NPR and BBC Radio. Following is a selection of Dr. Carter’s press appearances.


The Dr. Oz Show

“Happiness Boosters”


PBS Newshour

“What makes us happy?”

The Today Show

“Kids crumbling under too much pressure?”

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Real Simple
“How to Raise a Positive Thinker”
It’s not just about a sunny disposition. Positive thinking helps kids weather life’s storms. Happily, the experts are here to brighten your child’s outlook.
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Scouting Magazine
“Expert advice on how to unleash your child’s imagination”

Every child is wired to be creative. Dr. Christien Carter provides strategies to help children unleash their natural creativity.
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“Learning Joy”

Christine Carter on what it takes for kids—and their parents—to get happy, and why we should.
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San Francisco Chronicle Magazine
“Cultivating Happiness: Will positive psychology and gratitude intervention teach our kids how to be happy?”

Three good things, possibly more, happened to 6-year-old Fiona McLaughlin one fall day, and at dinner that night she took a deep breath and recounted them.
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Voice America Radio: Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life with Kate Ebner
“Raising Happy, Resilient Kids with the Help of Sociologist and Happiness Expert Dr. Christine Carter”


KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
“Are Women Becoming Unhappier?”
Over recent decades, women have been becoming unhappier while men’s happiness has increased. That’s according to data from the General Social Survey which has tracked Americans’ moods since 1972. What are the possible causes?


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The New York Times Motherlode Blog
“How to Start a Year-Round Family Gratitude Ritual”
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Richmond Times Dispatch
“Life Notes: Raising happy children”
“A recent survey of moms from around the world asked them to choose one of three wishes for their children’s lives: wealth, success or happiness.”
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The New York Times
“Raising Happy, Imperfect, Children”
“The conversation about Amy Chua’s praise of what she dubs ‘Chinese’ parenting continues.”
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Recent Blog Entries

Happiness Tip: Catch Someone Else’s Joy

When was the last time someone else’s happiness became your own? Last weekend I was at a fundraiser where several musicians were playing live. I was close enough to the … Read more…

Friday Inspiration: Straighten Up

Following on this week’s Happiness Tip, this TED talk is about how hugely our posture can impact our success.

Thursday Thought

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” –Rumi

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