Get Politically Engaged, Get Happy?

From Miller-McCune:

As the United States gears up for midyear elections, getting involved in a campaign might not only be a great opportunity to participate in democracy — it might make you feel better.

Two psychologists — Malte Klar, a practicing psychologist in Germany, and Tim Kasser, professor at Knox College — have found a clear link between political activism and a person’s sense of well-being, and have shown that even a very small engagement with political activism can boost one’s sense of vitality.

“Activists live a happier and more fulfilling life than the average person,” said Klar, who studied with Kasser for a year.