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You will get email from research coordinator for SONA account End of Class Myth – Happiness is determined mostly by our external circumstances o More money, nicer job, and better job will make people happier – drives people to make certain choices Reality – Happiness is determined by people’s subjective interpretation of conditions in their life o Determined by subjective interpretation of external circumstances regardless of circumstances o Being happy is not about what you have but about how you perceive what you have o Happiness is determined by interpretation of your life experiences Researchers compared happiness btwn major lottery winners vs control group who have never won lottery o Both asked to rate how happy they were now and how happy they expected to be in a couple of years o No difference in happiness ratings btwn lottery winners and control group People’s external circumstances do NOT determine their happiness – happiness is determined by people’s interpretations of the conditions in their life
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  • Spring '08
  • YOUNG
  • Psychology, external circumstances

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