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Ulrich Schimmack

Lecture 13 Which personality traits make a unique contribution to life-satisfaction? A. Anxiety B. Anger C. Depression D. Anxiety and Anger E. Anxiety and Depression Answer: C Results -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? Divorce 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 1. True 2. True 3. True 4. FALSE -(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 shown) -remarriage is more important than giving it
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