Stumbling on happiness

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Presenter: Daniel Gilbert

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Although it seems that knowing what will make us happy is easier than getting it, research in psychology and behavioral economics tells a different story. People not only have trouble predicting the future, they have trouble predicting how much they will like it when they get there.