Research on the development of happiness according to age
Do we get happier the older we get and what are the reasons for it?
“It’s a very encouraging fact that we can expect to be happier in our early 80s than we were in our 20s.” Andrew J. Oswald, a professor of psychology at Warwick Business School in England
Researchers conducted a telephone survey in 2008 and there is a new study based on this survey published.
Arthur A. Stone, lead author of the study says: “It could be that there are environmental changes, or it could be psychological changes about the way we view the world, or it could even be biological — for example brain chemistry or endocrine changes.”
Link to the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/01/health/research/01happy.html
UK starts to think about the value of happiness
A group of MPs has urged David Cameron’s Government to release national happiness statistics.
South-Africa: Soccer makes people happier than having a higher education?
Comparing pre and post-tournament happiness levels, the authors of the book Soccernomics said: “… the average person gains twice as much happiness from hosting a soccer tournament as from having higher education.”