The Meaning(s) of Happiness
AbstractAn examination of emotions reported on 12 million personal blogs along with the results of three experiments reveal that the meaning of happiness is not fixed; instead, it shifts as people age. Whereas younger people are more likely to associate happiness with excitement, older people are more likely to associate happiness with feeling peaceful. This change is driven by increased feelings of connectedness (to others and to the present moment) as one ages.
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2010-06-04 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2010-06-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2010-06-04 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HPE-2010-06-04 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2010-06-04 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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- Adorée Durayappah, 2011. "The 3P Model: A General Theory of Subjective Well-Being," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 681-716, August.
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