Hedonomics: Bridging Decision Research With Happiness Research

  title={Hedonomics: Bridging Decision Research With Happiness Research},
  author={Christopher K. Hsee and Reid Hastie and Jingqiu Chen},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={224 - 243}
One way to increase happiness is to increase the objective levels of external outcomes; another is to improve the presentation and choices among external outcomes without increasing their objective levels. Economists focus on the first method. We advocate the second, which we call hedonomics. Hedonomics studies (a) relationships between presentations (how a given set of out-comes are arranged among themselves or relative to other outcomes) and happiness and (b) relationships between choice… 

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