If you look at life satisfaction and what makes people satisfied with their lives, most of it has a lot to do with people’s goals.
I grew up in Europe during [World War II] and so I have a European attitude on the concept of occupation.
I hate being angry and so I hate the adversary exchanges that you frequently find in the social sciences and actually in the physical sciences as well where people are snide and they use sarcasm.
A pet peeve that I have in the context of happiness research is that it’s called happiness research.
I think it’s not always right that people should follow their passion. There is a questionnaire that people fill out just before they enter college that has been going on for many years—and for many years people...
In some crucial areas of human cognition, we don’t know and we can’t fully trust ourselves. On the bright side, Daniel Kahneman’s work shows that the kinds of errors we tend to make are extremely predictable.
Ever wondered what you were thinking after making a bad decision? Daniel Kahneman explains.