Happiness

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Diener & Seligman, 2002
Happiest 10% of students, more extraverted & agreeable.
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Danner et al, 2001
Nun study - happiest more likely to be alive 60 yrs later.
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Brickman et al, 1978
Adapting to circumstances - lottery winners not happier than control group & not much happier than accident victims.
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Easterlin et al, 1995
American income tripled in 50 yrs, no increase in life satisfaction.
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Biswas-Diener & Diener, 2006
Street dweller in Calcutta happier than in U.S.
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Egeland & Hostetler, 1983
Amish- no mod cons, less than 0.05% reported depression over 5 yr period.
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Stutzer & Frey, 2006
People who married at 30+, happier at 20 than those who didn't marry.
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Stutzer & Frey, 2006
Couples who specialised in division of labour were happier.
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Borooah, 2006
People with physical problems: 29% unhappy, with mental problems: 60%
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Lucas et al, 2004
Longitudinal study, unemployed people happier before unemployment-happiness did not return to baseline.
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Diener et al, 2011
Religion positively correlates with happiness in developing countries-increases well being through social support, etc.
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Tellegan et al, 1988
Genetic-happiness baseline is set before birth. We are powerless to change our wellbeing. Twin studies: how happy one twin was at 30 was the most accurate prediction of how the other would be.
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Weiss et al, 2008
Genetic basis of the big five- genes related to personality factors & factors predicted well being.
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