A Dark Side of Happiness? How, When, and Why Happiness Is Not Always Good

  title={A Dark Side of Happiness? How, When, and Why Happiness Is Not Always Good},
  author={J. Gruber and I. Mauss and M. Tamir},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={222 - 233}
  • J. Gruber, I. Mauss, M. Tamir
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
  • Happiness is generally considered a source of good outcomes. Research has highlighted the ways in which happiness facilitates the pursuit of important goals, contributes to vital social bonds, broadens people’s scope of attention, and increases well-being and psychological health. However, is happiness always a good thing? This review suggests that the pursuit and experience of happiness might sometimes lead to negative outcomes. We focus on four questions regarding this purported “dark side… CONTINUE READING

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