Mizzou PSYCH 2310 - Sustainability (3 pages)

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How are sustainability and happiness linked

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University of Missouri
Psych 2310 - Social Psychology
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Psych 2310 1st Edition Lecture 23 Outline of Last Lecture I Does our legal system work II How can we fix it III Problems with the jury Outline of Current Lecture I Problems II What is happiness III Why can t everyone be happy IV How can we change this Current Lecture I Problems a Earth has exceeded carrying capacity b Population will double again c More people want the U S standard of living d Earth is becoming more materialistic e More wealth concentration on top f II Job prospects are looking worse What is happiness a Leading a virtuous life i Society s vision of morality These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute b Life satisfaction i Having a positive cognitive evaluation of one s life as a whole c Mood i Having many positive moods and few negative ones d Researcher s opinion i Positive affect life satisfaction negative affect happiness e Some people are just naturally happier i These people are married longer and have more career success III Why can t everyone be happy a We have a genetic set point for our happiness i Twin studies ii Longitudinal studies b We can get used to almost anything c Higher income countries show more happiness but within the countries money equates little to happiness d People who strive for extrinsic happiness are unhappier people e Advertising and media shows us unrealistic standards IV How can we change this a Economies don t have to be based on continual growth b People don t want to change the system because they are happy where they are at c If you feel insecure you are more likely to look for happiness in extrinsic values d Evolutionary theory has made us this way To advance we must learn to work together and not compete against each other

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