What do you think?
May 10, 2009
Cognitive scientists who have conducted research on happiness have found that we are not very good at predicting what will make us happy. Ironically, chronic pain, constant noise can decrease our happiness dramatically and winning the lottery or achieving a life long wish often do not substantially increase our overall happiness. A recent Boston Globe article, Perfectly Happy, explores "happiness research" and its role in guiding priorities for social and health policy.