Sonja Lyubomirsky

University of California, Riverside

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Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

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People who spend money on experiences, like vacations and dinners with friends, are happier than those who spend money on materialistic possessions, like a new handbag or new poster to…

People buy things to compete and stand out, but a new handbag won’t make you happier, says professor

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Forty years ago, the King of Bhutan, a Himalayan country of less than a million people, suggested that "happiness" should replace economic output as a measure of human advancement.

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"Happiness" is a right enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. Is it a better measure of human "progress" than "Gross National Product?"

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