The Pursuit of Happiness

  title={The Pursuit of Happiness},
  author={Cassie Mogilner},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1348 - 1354}
Does thinking about time, rather than money, influence how effectively individuals pursue personal happiness? Laboratory and field experiments revealed that implicitly activating the construct of time motivates individuals to spend more time with friends and family and less time working—behaviors that are associated with greater happiness. In contrast, implicitly activating money motivates individuals to work more and socialize less, which (although productive) does not increase happiness… 

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