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Quiz #2 Study Guide 16:47 Quiz Questions: List three studies from the Subjective-Well Being and Wealth article that you find the  most interesting. Governance – human rights in nations correlated with average well-being; democratic  governments score high on individual well-being (.78 correlation between democracy  and levels of well-being) Religion – religious people tend on average to experience greater well-being than non- religious people Diminishing Returns for Higher Income Study – above $10,000, only small increases in  well-being with increases in income List 2 protective factors that you see in the movie for Sudan that the individuals use Environmental Mastery – they held down jobs and became productive members of U.S.  society after adapting to the new culture Autonomy – they maintained their own identities as Africans in the midst of a very  different U.S. culture Wealth and Happiness Only small correlations between income and subjective well-being  within  nations Money affects well-being when it helps people meet their basic needs Negative Effects of Wealth on Happiness Focusing Illusion - people think that if you are richer you are happier, but this is not  necessarily true Moment-to-Moment happiness is more tense, people do not spend more time in  particularly enjoyable activities, and we often compare our income to others (frustrated  achievers.) Social support has many positive effects on physical health, buffers one from illness,  lowers mortality rates In terms of happiness, what are your friends worth? Social interaction worth over $100,000 per year Getting married worth over $80,000 per year People who are married, who have good friends, and who are close to their families are  happier than those who are not – these are true keys to happiness; not money
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Decreases in Autonomy Marriage: limits freedom of choice of sexual partners and emotional partners. Serious Friendships: weighty responsibilities and obligations. The things that make us happy tend to occupy our time and ruin our free time Why More is Less: The Paradox of Choice Maximizer: those who want to make the very best choice among alternatives. Satisfier: those who are content to make a good-enough choice. Maximizers savor positive events less than satisficers and do not cope well (by their  own admission) with negative events. After something bad happens to them, maximizers’ sense of well-being takes longer to  recover. Maximizers tend to brood or ruminate more than satisficers.
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