Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences

  title={Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences},
  author={Amit Bhattacharjee and Cassie Mogilner},
  journal={Journal of Consumer Research},
Prior research indicates that experiences bring greater happiness than material possessions, but which experiences result in the greatest happiness? The current investigation is one of the first to categorize types of experiences and highlights one important distinction: the extent to which an experience is ordinary (common and frequent) versus extraordinary (uncommon and infrequent). Eight studies examine the experiences individuals recall, plan, imagine, and post on Facebook finding that the… 

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