Dan Weijers

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My Work in the Media

My Published Articles & Letters (4)
  • My op-ed piece, about my research on aversion to happiness (with Mohsen Joshanloo) was published by The Dominion Post on Monday 23 December 2013.
  • Published a letter in The Dominion Post about labour law reform and happiness in July 2010. Link
  • Published a letter in The Listener about positivity and wellbeing in April 2010 (Volume 223, No. 3647). Link
  • Co-wrote the article: Weijers, Linda & Turton, Dan. Would You Torture for Profit?, Salient, Issue 6 (7 April, 2008): 36. Link
Articles & Programmes that Feature, Include or Comment on My Work & Ideas (32)
  • My research (with Mohsen Joshanloo) about where and why different cultures are averse to happiness was featured in Scientific American on 28 October 2014. Link
  • I was interviewed by Josie Glausiusz for her article, Thanks for the Gratitude, in American Scholar, 24 September 2014. Link
  • To mark the United Nations' International Day of Happiness (20 March), Springer published a press release on some of my research with Mohsen Joshanloo (17 March; see it here). Several other outlets wrote about the article, including: The New York Daily News (18 March; see it here), e! Science News (18 March; see it here), Jagran Post (20 March; see it here), UPI.com (21 March; see it here), 610KVNU (25 March; link now broken), The Brock Press (25 March; see it here), and the New Zealand Herald (26 March; see it here). 
  • Interviewed by Stephanie Pappas for LiveScience.com. The article was published on 20 March 2014. Link
  • Interviewed by Shabnam Dastgheib for Fairfax Media for her story for the United Nations' International Day of Happiness (20 March). Her article was published in the Sunday Star Times on 16 March 2014. Link
  • Interviewed by Matt Stewart for The Dominion Post about my upcoming course on happiness. The article was picked up by www.stuff.co.nz and several other news propagators and in The Marlborough Express, the Waikato Times, and The Timaru Herald in September 2013. Link
  • Interviewed for Salient about happiness, June 2013, Vol. 76, Iss. 12. Link
  • My research (with Mohsen Joshanloo) about where and why different cultures are averse to happiness was featured on www.diversityissues.co.nz in May 2013. Link
  • Interviewed for the Victoria University of Wellington news website about my PhD thesis. The article was picked up by Ed Blog, Scoop, and MedicalXpress, published in May 2013. Link
  • Interviewed for an article on hedonism that will appear in WellBeing Magazine's special issue on happiness, published in May 2012. Link
  • Interviewed for an article in the Sunday Star Times about how the weather affects our happiness, published January 2012. Link
  • Interviewed for Victorious, the Victoria University of Wellington alumni magazine, about the International Journal of Wellbeing, published December 2011. Link
  • Interviewed by Jacques Leslie for a forthcoming Atavist article on Gross National Happiness and Bhutan in October 2011. Link
  • Interviewed by Philip McKibbon from Bluekeko in March 2011. Link
  • Interviewed for and quoted in the feature article (about happiness) of The Listener in December 2010. Link
  • Interviewed for a lead article in www.stuff.co.nz on tertiary education policy in July 2010. Link
  • My letter to The Listener (see above) was quoted on Radio New Zealand in April 2010. Link
  • Interviewed for an article in The Daily News on happiness and the recession in February 2009. Link
  • Interviewed for the Victorian Theses feature of Salient in February 2008. Link
Live Interviews (2)
  • Interviewed by Jim Mora on The Panel for Radio NZ about my fear of happiness research with Mohsen Joshanloo, 7 February 2014. Listen to the interview here (a few minutes in).
  • Interviewed for the radio programme Vivat Academia on Human FM about my research, philosophy in general, and how I got involved in October 2008
Programmes I have hosted
  • Co-hosted the philosophical radio programme The Meaning of Life on Human FM in February-May 2009
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