Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hedonic Treadmill Exhibit B

J Pers Soc Psychol. 2000 Apr;78(4):764-71. Social comparisons of income in one’s community: evidence from national surveys of income and happiness. Hagerty MR. Source Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis, 95616, USA. Abstract Two studies provide evidence for social comparison effects of income on subjective well-being (SWB). The 1st study of 7,023 persons […]

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Hedonic Treadmill Exhibit A

Am Psychol. 2006 May-Jun;61(4):305-14. Beyond the hedonic treadmill: revising the adaptation theory of well-being. Diener E, Lucas RE, Scollon CN. Source Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 61820, USA. Abstract According to the hedonic treadmill model, good and bad events temporarily affect happiness, but people quickly adapt back tohedonic neutrality. The theory, which has gained widespread acceptance in recent years, implies […]

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A Labor Day Reading

Tillie Olsen, Yonnondio: From the Thirties (New York: Dell, 1972, 1934) 76-79. “Alright for Tracey to talk, alright, he didn’t have a wife and kids hangin round his neck like and anchor. Alright for him to talk, alright with nothing more important to worry about than getting canned and stepping out a floosie. And Tracey was […]

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