Monday, May 2, 2011

Final Class of the Year

A few notes I jotted down from Professor Simmons' lecture on happiness:
  • People enjoy almost every activity much  more when they are with others than when they are alone. (Kahneman et al., 2003)
  • I am a maximizer, not a satisficer (and am therefore more likely to be less happy and more regretful of choices).
  • Experiential consumption > material consumption.
  • Welcome to the hedonic treadmill.
  • Uncertainty prolongs emotional experiences.