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Unformatted text preview: er gratitude Fear over compassion Divorce over long­term marriages Disease over positive health • Well­funded Psychological Science: ­lifting people from ­5 to +1 – What lifts people from +7 to +8 Clarifying the Conceptual Domain Clarifying the Conceptual Domain (Kahneman, 1999) • Well­being: “Overall my life is going well” • Traits: “I am an enthusiastic person” • Emotions: “I feel reverence and gratitude” • Sensations: “This February sun feels good on my skin” Canonical Research Traditions Canonical Research Traditions • • • • Subjective Well­being Happy people, traits Positive Emotion Predicting happiness Overall Well­being Overall Well­being (Diener, Myers) • Self­report: “Overall how satisfied are you with your life” (Diener) Measurement: Domains and the Measurement: Domains and the nuances of happiness (Carol Ryff) Autonomy Environmental mastery Personal growth Positive relations with others Purpose in life Self­acceptance Other measures Other measures • Face and voice The Jen ratio The Jen ratio • The Good brought out in others/The bad brought out in others Percent saying bei ng wealthy a prim ary goal in life Money? Money? 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Year: 1970 Year: 1993 Activities done for more money Activities done for more money • • • • Long commutes Leave community for higher paying job Long distance relationships Long hours Money and Happiness (Myers, Money and Happiness (Myers, 2000; Diener) • • • • • with happiness r = .67 Wealth correlates with happiness in poor countries Wealth in US correlates .12 with happiness 37% of Forbes wealthiest less happy than average American Between 1957 and 1995 wealth of Americans doubled, happiness unchanged Lottery winners not more happy than accident victims (Brickman) Self-reported Happiness • Wealth of country correlates 5 4 4 3.82 2.96 3 2 1 0 Lottery Winners Controls Paraplegics Age: Stormy youth? Mid Life crisis? Age: Stormy youth? Mid Life crisis? (Myers & Diener, 1995) 100 90 80 70 60 50 Series1 40 30 20 10 0 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 • Puerto Rico 1. 2. Mexico 3. Denmark 4. Colombia 5. Ireland 6. Iceland 7. N. Ireland 8. Switzerland 9. Netherlands 10. Canada 11. Austria 12. El Salvador 13. Venezuela 14. Luxembourg 15. U.S. 16. Australia 17. New Zealand 18. Sweden 19. Nigeria 20. Norway 21. Belgium 22. Finland 23. Singapore 24. W. Germany 25. France 26. Argen...
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