Just One Quality Conversation With A Friend Boosts Daily Well-Being: Study

  • Conversing with a friend just once during the day to catch up, joke around or tell them you’re thinking of them can increase your happiness and lower your stress level by day’s end.
  • Jeffrey Hall, professor of communication studies, KUThese are among the results of a new study co-written by Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas professor of communication studies and friendship expert.
  • “Quality Conversation Can Increase Daily Well-Being” was published in the journal Communication Research by Hall and co-authors Amanda Holmstrom, Natalie Pennington, Evan Perrault and Daniel Totzkay. The study was informed by and provides further support for Hall’s Communicate Bond Belong (CBB) theory of relationships.