Which of the following life-events do people adapt to within a short period of three months?
D. All of the above
E. None of the above
Humanists vs relativists
-There is no consistent relationship between people’s values and life satisfaction.
-As Power includes wealth, the results are inconsistent with Kasser and Ryan’s findings.
-Maybe the results are unique to their measure of materialism or their measures of happiness.
Three Main Findings
-Achievement satisfaction was a stronger predictor of life satisfaction for participants who value
- Satisfaction with social life was a stronger predictor of life satisfaction for participants who value social
- Family satisfaction was a stronger predictor of life satisfaction for participants who value conformity.
-Resources helpful in achieving goals
-Resources are helpful depending on what kind of goal it is the person has
-Match goals to resources
-The correlation of resources with goal achievement
-Subjective well being affected
-Case study shows lower wellbeing because of mismatch in resources and goals
-Higher level of wellbeing because resources matched goals
- Happiness is based on attainment of important goals.
- One “secrete” to a happy life is to have realistic goals and to capitalize on your strengths.