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    Black people who identify strongly with their racial identity are happier/healthier

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    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Black people who identify more strongly with their racial identity are generally happier, according to a study led by psychology researchers at Michigan State University.

    The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, appears in the current issue of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, a research journal published by the American Psychological Association.

    “This is the first empirical study we know of that shows a relationship between racial identity and happiness,” said Stevie C.Y. Yap, doctoral candidate in psychology at MSU and lead researcher on the project.

    Previous research has found a relationship between racial identity and favorable outcomes such as self-esteem, Yap said, but none has made the link with happiness.

    For the study, the researchers surveyed black adults in Michigan. The results suggest the more the participants identified with being black – or the more being black was an important part of who they are – the more happy they were with life as a whole, Yap said.

    The study also explored the reasons behind the connection. Yap said it may be fueled by a sense of belongingness – that is, blacks with a strong sense of racial identity may feel more connected to their racial group, which in turn makes them happy.

    This sense of belongingness is especially important for happiness in women, Yap said.

    “For men, the potential factors relating identity to happiness is still an open question,” he said.

    Yap’s fellow researchers are Isis Settles, MSU associate professor of psychology, and Jennifer Pratt-Hyatt, assistant professor of psychology at Northwest Missouri State University.

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    This makes sense

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    hmmm ....looking @ the mental cases that post around here
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    empirical study for happiness, how did they measure happiness
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneshot View Post
    empirical study for happiness, how did they measure happiness
    well I'm sure they have to check physical health which require measuring heart rate
    stress levels, endorphins, dopemine levels, hormone levels etc.

    go look up the details..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSP View Post
    well I'm sure they have to check physical health which require measuring heart rate
    stress levels, endorphins, dopemine levels, hormone levels etc.

    go look up the details..
    blah..

    just looking from another side in terms of gender identity crisis, they basically saying some people suffer from racial identity crisis and should consider bleaching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneshot View Post
    blah..

    just looking from another side in terms of gender identity crisis, they basically saying some people suffer from racial identity crisis and should consider bleaching?
    Unfortunately, stupidity and ignorance can be entertaining.

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    when i die i wanna come back blacker lol
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    Something positive about black folks who has no issue about being black... Oh no, it can't be.

    Let's dissect, there must be some holes in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sankofaa View Post
    when i die i wanna come back blacker lol
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    Without READING the ARTICLE, I have CONCLUDED that this is just another case of DISCREETLY TAKING ANOTHER JAB at BLACKS and to PROP UP the SELF WORTH and SELF ESTEEM of WHITES, further.

    In other words, it is just BULLSHIT, if you do not FALL for the PSYCHOLOGY of the report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VINCYPOWA View Post
    Without READING the ARTICLE, I have CONCLUDED that this is just another case of DISCREETLY TAKING ANOTHER JAB at BLACKS and to PROP UP the SELF WORTH and SELF ESTEEM of WHITES, further.

    In other words, it is just BULLSHIT, if you do not FALL for the PSYCHOLOGY of the report.

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    If only yuh realize how chupid yuh does song sumtimes eh fella!

    Yuh musse not too bright if just based on the heading yuh cah figure out that it basically says if yuh love yuhself and appreciate what you are then yuh happier than those who wish to be something else. No psychology in that as it seems kinda common sense
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