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Research on happiness

I just watched a TED talk from Dan Gilbert (Psychologist; happiness expert) on his research work around “happiness”.  In a funny and insightful talk Dan explains the human behaviour around happiness and provides counter intuitive examples. 

Don´t miss his videos on TED if you want to understand:

  • the answer on what makes you fell happy or
  • why we do not feel miserable if we don’t get what we want,
  • is there a “synthetic” happiness,
  • the psychological immune system work
  • and more…
 Dan Gilbert researches happiness

Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?     
TED Talks Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want.


In a previous post on good content I suggested another video from TED, again one psychologist unveiling our daily human behaviour:

Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice | Video on TED.com
  • TED Talks Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central belief of western societies: that freedom ofchoice leads to personal happiness.


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