The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?

  title={The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?},
  author={Sonja Lyubomirsky and Laura A. King and Ed Diener},
  booktitle={Psychological bulletin},
Numerous studies show that happy individuals are successful across multiple life domains, including marriage, friendship, income, work performance, and health. The authors suggest a conceptual model to account for these findings, arguing that the happiness-success link exists not only because success makes people happy, but also because positive affect engenders success. Three classes of evidence--crosssectional, longitudinal, and experimental--are documented to test their model. Relevant… 

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