Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Married People, Positive Psychology, Endorphins

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Benefits of happiness: longer life, health, resilience, increased performance. Standard of living increased dramatically yet happiness in industrialized countries has shown little increase over time. Dr. daniel gilbert blames culture, genes, and imagination for unhappiness universities: culture, genes, imagination. >,000 income: increase money doesn"t = increase happiness. $ buys happiness for those who lack basic needs. Children have small negative effect when parents asked about happiness. Does not mean that moments of joy and happiness do not exist. When we envision future we see perpetual gloom or happily ever after. Unhappiness and joy do not last as long as we expect i. e. winning lottery; becoming disabled. Research shows: age, marital status, education, religion, health. Most happy = men 65 and older. College/university grads happier than those without degree. Used statistical data (2002-2005) and subjective responses of 80,000 people to map well-being in 178 countries.

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