Which personality traits make a unique contribution to life-satisfaction?
D. Anxiety and Anger
E. Anxiety and Depression
-The authors determined the influence of marriage on life-satisfaction of those participants who got
married during the 15-year period.
-Getting married was associated with a 0.23 point increase (on a 0 to 10 scale) in life satisfaction.
-Two-years after marriage life satisfaction returned to the same level as it was before marriage!
-Does that mean marriage has no effect on life satisfaction?
People want good relationships.
Good relationships make you happier, bad relationships make you unhappier.
Divorce typically the end of a bad relationship
Conclusion: Divorce increases happiness
-(4) the problem could be with you and could be consistent later on in later relationships
-lonliness that shadows divorce b/c its hard to find another partner right away
-Happiness decreases during a bad marriag and then divorce eventually bounce back
-Remarriage makes a signitficant boost. .20 above (means above the 0 on the graph not .2 above the line
-remarriage is more important than giving it