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Financial Success and (or?) Happiness

Financial Success and (or?) Happiness

Thanks to Jill Suttie for her article at Greater Good Magazine on the relationship between money and happiness. She cites Lora Park and my own research. Monnot hopes his research might help individuals—and business leaders and policymakers—to realize that fulfilling psychological needs is more important to happiness than making a lot of money. “Autonomy, developing a skill set to be good at what you do, being affiliative with others, having a sense of connection to your community—these are all things…

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Examining Easterlin’s Paradox in Post-Reform China

Examining Easterlin’s Paradox in Post-Reform China

Had a great time writing this piece for The International Academic Forum‘s interdisciplinary academic platform, Think, designed for both the academic community and general readership. How far is money related to levels of satisfaction with life? Dr Matthew J. Monnot of the University of San Francisco, United States, discusses the contrast between decades of GDP growth in China and stagnant levels of individual life and job satisfaction, questioning whether monetary incentives can fill evolved psychological needs and examining the relationship…

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