The Optimum Level of Well-Being: Can People Be Too Happy?

@article{Oishi2007TheOL,
  title={The Optimum Level of Well-Being: Can People Be Too Happy?},
  author={S. Oishi and E. Diener and R. E. Lucas},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={346 - 360}
}
Psychologists, self-help gurus, and parents all work to make their clients, friends, and children happier. Recent research indicates that happiness is functional and generally leads to success. However, most people are already above neutral in happiness, which raises the question of whether higher levels of happiness facilitate more effective functioning than do lower levels. Our analyses of large survey data and longitudinal data show that people who experience the highest levels of happiness… Expand
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