The Challenge of Staying Happier

  title={The Challenge of Staying Happier},
  author={Kennon M. Sheldon and Sonja Lyubomirsky},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={670 - 680}
The happiness that comes from a particular success or change in fortune abates with time. The Hedonic Adaptation Prevention (HAP) model specifies two routes by which the well-being gains derived from a positive life change are eroded—the first involving bottom-up processes (i.e., declining positive emotions generated by the positive change) and the second involving top-down processes (i.e., increased aspirations for even more positivity). The model also specifies two moderators that can… 

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