DR JEMMA HARRIS
PhD, CPsychol, fHEA
I'm Jemma- a mum of two, a psychologist and the founder of Happy Little Bundles. I am passionate about supporting the health, wellbeing and development of children and their families. After completing a PhD in psychology and going on to teach and research in the area for over 10 years, I took a career break with my second child and set up Happy Little Bundles so that I could use my 'spare time' (ha!) to create a social enterprise to share research, information and ideas on boosting health, wellbeing and learning/development and also generate funds to make a real difference to the lives of children and families who might be struggling more than most.
There is a wealth of research, from psychology and other areas, that can inform and inspire us when it comes to engaging in activities that can bring real benefits in terms of our health, wellbeing and development. Through Happy Little Bundles I want to share the happy, wholesome and quirky activities and products that I come across and to use research findings and expert opinion to design activity bundles that will support you in spending quality time together at the same times as supporting a range of aspects of health, wellbeing and development.
Happy Little Bundles is my venture into social entrepreneurship... I want to help families just like yours to flourish whilst also developing a sustainable social enterprise that generates funds that can be used to support children and families who are finding their journeys a little tougher than most!
We all know of children and families affected by issues such as financial hardship, physical health conditions, mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence or bereavement... and these are the types of people that will be helped using profits from the Happy Little Bundles packs that you purchase!
If you have stumbled across Happy Little Bundles and been intrigued enough to come here and find out more about us, please do consider supporting our work by purchasing our packs for your family or as gifts for others, reading and sharing some of the articles on our blog, or contacting us to see how you could contribute to one of our upcoming social impact activities!
Thank you so much for reading the Happy Little Bundles story... please do check out the activity packs that are currently available HERE.
Harris, J., & Standage, H. (2014). The effect of autonomous and controlled motives on eating dysregulation: implications for individuals classified as underweight, overweight or obese. European Review of Applied Psychology, 64, 43-51. doi:10.1016/j.erap.2013.12.001
Standage, H., Harris, J., & Fox, E. (2014). The influence of social comparison on cognitive bias modification and emotional vulnerability. Emotion, 14, 170–179. doi:10.1037/a0034226
Harris, J., & Hagger, M. (2007). Do basic psychological needs moderate relationships within the theory of planned behaviour? Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 12, 43–64. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9861.2007.00013.x
Hagger, M., Chatzisarantis, N., & Harris, J. (2006). From psychological need satisfaction to intentional behavior: testing a motivational sequence in two behavioral contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 131–148. doi:10.1177/0146167205279905
Hagger, M., Chatzisarantis, N., & Harris, J. (2006). The process by which relative autonomous motivation affects intentional behaviour: comparing effects across dieting and exercise behaviours. Motivation and Emotion, 30, 307–321. doi:10.1007/s11031-006-9046-5
Harris, J. (2005). Researching basic psychological needs: the need to be interactive as a research student. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 2, 48–50.
Harris, J. (2004). From global needs to specific behaviours: the influence of needs, motives and goals in the theory of planned behaviour in an exercise context. Health Psychology Update, 13 , 28–32.