HIST-1107EL Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Satisficing, Meta-Analysis, Executive Functions

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Happy and unhappy individuals differ considerably in their subjective experience and construal"" of the world. Happier people tend to view their experiences now and when recalling as happier than unhappy people or objective judges, even when current mood is controlled. Happy students rated the stranger more positively, and expressed a stronger interest in becoming friends. Happy people tend to judge almost everything about themselves and their lives favourably. Happy people are less sensitive to feedback about other people"s performances, even when that feedback is unfavourable. In the presence of a faster confederate, however, happy students did not change their judgments of how good they were at the task, but unhappy participants derogated their own skills. Unhappy people reported more positive emotions after receiving a negative"" expert evaluation (accompanied by news that a peer had done even worse) than after receiving a positive expert evaluation. Unhappy people were depressed when their team lost, whereas happy people were not touched.