19 - Fraternal twins have unrelated happiness, while...

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Fraternal twins have unrelated happiness, while identical twins have associated happiness Overall well-being or life satisfaction - Cantril Self-anchored life evaluation ladder How happy are you with your life in general - global satisfaction (average = 6.75 on a 0-10 scale) - Global measure of happiness 2/3 of people put themselves in the top 2 tiers of 7 measures of happiness Widowhood – adaptation after a certain point How much greater happier are Californians than Midwesterners - both had to rate life satisfaction of each other, both predicted that the other was happy, when actually neither was very happy Experienced samplings (moment-to-moment ratings) - you care around a beeper that chimes and asks you your happiness level right before the beeping Measuring happiness with the day resconstruction method - have people record their levels of happiness net affect – positive experience held at the time - unhappiness index – the portion of time while doing the event that you felt less
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PPE 253 taught by Professor Mellers during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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