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Achieving Sustainable Gains in Happiness: Change Your Actions, not Your Circumstances


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  • Kennon Sheldon


  • Sonja Lyubomirsky


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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Happiness Studies.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (03)
    Pages: 55-86

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:7:y:2006:i:1:p:55-86

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    Keywords: happiness; hedonic adaptation; set point; well-being;


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    1. Ragnhild Nes, 2010. "Happiness in Behaviour Genetics: Findings and Implications," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 369-381, June.
    2. Pugno, Maurizio, 2013. "Scitovsky and the income-happiness paradox," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 1-10.
    3. Shim, Soyeon & Serido, Joyce & Tang, Chuanyi, 2012. "The ant and the grasshopper revisited: The present psychological benefits of saving and future oriented financial behaviors," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 155-165.
    4. Danilo Garcia & Arvid Erlandsson, 2011. "The Relationship Between Personality and Subjective Well-Being: Different Association Patterns When Measuring the Affective Component in Frequency and Intensity," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 12(6), pages 1023-1034, December.
    5. Talya Miron-Shatz & Ed Diener & Glen M. Doniger & Tyler Moore & Shimon Saphire-Bernstein, 2013. "Charting the internal landscape: Affect associated with thoughts about major life domains explains life satisfaction," Judgment and Decision Making, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, vol. 8(5), pages 603-616, September.
    6. Konow, James & Earley, Joseph, 2007. "The Hedonistic Paradox: Is Homo Economicus Happier?," MPRA Paper 2728, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Liselot Hudders & Mario Pandelaere, 2012. "The Silver Lining of Materialism: The Impact of Luxury Consumption on Subjective Well-Being," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 13(3), pages 411-437, June.
    8. Annette Henricksen & Christine Stephens, 2013. "The Happiness-Enhancing Activities and Positive Practices Inventory (HAPPI): Development and Validation," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 81-98, March.
    9. Jacolyn Norrish & Dianne Vella-Brodrick, 2008. "Is the Study of Happiness a Worthy Scientific Pursuit?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 87(3), pages 393-407, July.
    10. Ettema, Dick & Gärling, Tommy & Olsson, Lars E. & Friman, Margareta, 2010. "Out-of-home activities, daily travel, and subjective well-being," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 44(9), pages 723-732, November.
    11. Jeroen Nawijn, 2011. "Happiness Through Vacationing: Just a Temporary Boost or Long-Term Benefits?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 651-665, August.
    12. Benjamin Caunt & John Franklin & Nina Brodaty & Henry Brodaty, 2013. "Exploring the Causes of Subjective Well-Being: A Content Analysis of Peoples’ Recipes for Long-Term Happiness," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 475-499, April.
    13. Koch, Christian, 2013. "The Virtue Ethics Hypothesis: Is there a nexus between virtues and well-being?," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 80054, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    14. Michael Busseri & Stan Sadava, 2013. "Subjective Well-Being as a Dynamic and Agentic System: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 1085-1112, August.
    15. Rebecca Warner & Kerryellen Vroman, 2011. "Happiness Inducing Behaviors in Everyday Life: An Empirical Assessment of “The How of Happiness”," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 12(6), pages 1063-1082, December.
    16. Kathryn Page & Dianne Vella-Brodrick, 2009. "The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Employee Well-Being: A New Model," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 90(3), pages 441-458, February.
    17. Rudd, Melanie & Aaker, Jennifer & Norton, Michael I., 2013. "Getting the Most out of Giving: Pursuing Concretely-Framed Prosocial Goals Maximizes Happiness," Research Papers 2129, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
    18. Kathryn Page & Dianne Vella-Brodrick, 2013. "The Working for Wellness Program: RCT of an Employee Well-Being Intervention," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(3), pages 1007-1031, June.


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