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There's a Happy App For That

An app that predicts happiness levels encourages us to lower our expectations.

RELATED TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGY
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If you want to be happy, it’s time to lower your expectations. Researchers from the University College London in August created a mathematical formula that accurately predicted the rise and fall of people’s happiness. We become happy, the equation indicates, when events exceed our expectations. “If you have lower expectations, and you get a reward, you’ll be happier about it,” says study co-author Robb Rutledge. To build the formula, Rutledge’s team asked 2...
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