Questions tagged [happiness]

For questions pertaining to happiness, a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

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Is there a correlation between the happiness and spending money [closed]

lately and due to the current situation in the world most of people is feeling depressed and sad, and we spend the money on things we don't really need but it's make us happy, in the same time we do ...
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Is pleasure synonymous to positive reinforcement?

I'm thinking about what pleasure is from the perspective of the integrated information theory of consciousness. As I understand it, according to the appraisal theory of emotions, the orientation on ...
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Does self-actualisation happen during the journey or after achieve the goal

Let say one is talented in music, and wants to become a great musician. Does self-actualisation refer to mental state during the journey of pursuing goal, or the mental state after achieve the goal. ...
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Why are core beliefs often phrased as opposites?

I was reading about core beliefs (here and here). While I get the definition, the examples seem very simple to me. For example "I'm ugly" vs "I'm beautiful". Don't most people accept that things exist ...
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How to improve the “happiness set point”? [duplicate]

In Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill) it says: "The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively ...
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How happy are people relative to neutral (as measured by experience sampling)?

Most studies on experience sampling are about whether some activity correlates with increased or decreased happiness/subjective well-being. However, it's often hard to tell from these studies what ...
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What can one do to permanently increase one's baseline happiness (subjective well-being)?

According to the hedonic treadmill theory of subjective well-being each human has a hedonic set point. Positive or negative life events cause relatively short-term deviations to one's happiness before ...
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Generosity in the World Happiness Score

One factor in the World Happiness Score is generosity. I had trouble to understand what this actually means and how it enters into the score. These were my specific questions: Does "generosity&...
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What does science say about feeling appreciated/loved/valued?

I believe firmly that people who feel appreciated/loved/valued will (generally) experience all kinds of benefits for themselves and the people around them. Think about: Being more healthy Experience ...
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Do major historic events have a lasting impact on humankind's objective happiness?

In his book "Sapiens - a Brief History of Humankind", Harari argues that the biochemistry of "happiness" in any person can only move within bounds, dictated by genetics. He also argues that happiness ...
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Is memory biased towards positive or negative memories?

I am trying to understand the relationship between positive/negative memories and the congruence of memory to existing beliefs. These quotes are from Wikipedia, presented in alphabetical order: ...