Tag Archives: Human Psychology

Surprising Science of Happiness

It appears that Happiness is only ever Three Months away at worst…

I stumbled across this Ted Talk from 2004 which explains the science behind the two kinds of happiness (Synthetic and Natural in case you didn’t know what they were but) you will be sure to identify with. You learn about how you use your ‘experience simulator’ and how sometimes having more choices can actually be a bad thing for being happy. I found it interesting and you might too, so take a look.

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How to explain the psychology of money

I quote this TEDtalk so often that I decided to embed it here for ease of reference.

If you have ever struggled to explain the impact money has on the human psyche then look no further than this fantastic TEDtalk by Paul Piff (@PKPiff). No surprises to find out that money can appear to make you meaner but the uplifting thing about this presentation is it is not all doom and gloom. Giving “small nudges” at regular intervals can restore empathy and reinforce the value of Co-operation and Community very quickly.

A full transcript of the talk follows but it is best to watch the video, you will not regret it.

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