Navigation Links
Experiences Bring More Joy Than Possessions Do
Date:2/9/2009

le the other half was asked to write about a material purchase. Howell said they asked for purchases made with the intent of increasing happiness so they didn't end up comparing a trip to the beach purchase to a box of pencils.

The students reported feeling more alive and invigorated with the purchase of a life experience, said Howell.

The really good news from his study, given today's economic climate, is that life experience purchases don't have to be expensive to bring happiness, said Howell.

"A lot of the experiences were physical activities, like paying for park or beach admission," Howell noted.

However, Howell said that the findings probably don't apply to everyone. If you can't pay your mortgage, material things might increase your happiness more.

"As people drop closer to the poverty line, they tend to get more satisfaction with material things. The effect of purchasing life experiences probably becomes strong as you become more wealthy," he said.

"In this economy, being able to buy an item or an experience just for happiness is a luxury. I wonder for those who haven't had their basic needs met, if this would help as well?" said Katherine L. Muller, director of the cognitive behavior therapy program at Montefiore Medical Center and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

"But if you do have disposable income, this could be something to consider, and you might want to make a conscious choice to try an experiential purchase," Muller said. "I think there's real value in the idea that memory is really the only thing you can take with you. And, social connectedness definitely creates more of an imprint, perhaps making the purchase more salient, because you shared it."

More information

Learn more about positive psychology and the pursuit of happiness from the

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Guardians Dental Network Experiences Double-Digit Growth
2. WellPoint Taps Zagat Survey to Help Consumers Rate Experiences with Their Doctors
3. Greenway Experiences Quick Success in the Community EHR Marketplace by Securing Contracts with 10 Community-Based Health Organizations
4. Blind Tibetan Teenagers Featured in Award-Winning Film, Blindsight, Unite with Students from Junior Blind of America to Share Life Experiences
5. Candidate Experiences Life in Homecare Workers Shoes
6. MedAptus Experiences Record Growth of 70 Percent
7. Introspective experiences inform inferences about similar people -- but not dissimilar
8. Increasing positive experiences decreases depression symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis
9. OneTouch(R) Laugh & Learn Sweepstakes to Award Scholarships for Summer Camp Experiences to Children with Diabetes
10. Greenway Medical Technologies Experiences Continued Growth in OB/GYN Marketplace
11. New research shows consistency in synaesthetic experiences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Experiences Bring More Joy Than Possessions Do
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... The condition where veins are enlarged and gnarled is known as varicose ... Those who spend a lot of time on their feet and standing are even ... it can to create awareness and provide a cure in observance of Senior Citizen's ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... On Tuesday, July 28th, Symantec released a security industry ... been behind the attack on Anthem Inc. which resulted in one of the largest ... attacks and spear phishing campaigns. , For Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... That’s right, the STASH awards ... awards? The Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture (or STASH) Awards, featured in ... products that have stood the test of time. These include lighting products, organic ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ticket Down is a reliable source ... in Chicago at Grant Park. The festival will end on Sunday, August 2nd. ... Chicago for the annual Lollapalooza. This unique and unbelievably popular festival attracts the ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... CoolSculpting , the CoolSmooth PRO this week. Zeltiq Aesthetics released this new applicator ... FDA in January 2014 for treating the outer thighs. The original applicator required ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Warns Men about Varicose Veins 2Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Warns Men about Varicose Veins 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 2Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 3Health News:Frenemy at the Gates - Hackers Excel at Leveraging Trust 4Health News:The High Times S.T.A.S.H. Awards Are in, Guess Who Took Home the Prize for “Best Grow System” 2Health News:Cheap 2015 Lollapalooza Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Lollapalooza Tickets at Grant Park in Chicago for Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3
... HIV infection rates began to rise again around 2000, researchers ... this change, especially in the homosexual community. The rising numbers ... dropped due to increased awareness of the virus. A new ... cases diagnosed each year in the last decade saw a ...
... clinicians with expertise in polypharmacy, caregiving and more ... a free conference examining Alzheimer,s disease. The ... join with the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana ... Journey: Alzheimer,s Disease and Caregiving" from 9 a.m. ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Using an advanced ... chemistry of the brains of people with no cognitive problems ... and other dementias. And although there is no good ... to identify those at risk is essential when treatments and ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) ... supply or not available at all has risen dramatically, according ... these are generic drugs given by injection and used in ... cancer. These shortages are putting patients at risk and compromising ...
... Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new diagnostic test ... of AIDS patients stricken with cryptococcosis, a fungal meningitis. The ... of microbiology of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, ... Oklahoma. The new, rapid blood test known as the ...
... have increased in Pakistan,s general population, as the ... and their children, according to an international team ... The researchers raise concern that the transmission ... as indication that the virus may be spreading ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Why HIV infection rates are on the rise 2Health News:UofL experts featured at free Alzheimer's disease conference Sept. 17 2Health News:Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:Cancer Drug Shortages Getting Worse, FDA Says 2Health News:Cancer Drug Shortages Getting Worse, FDA Says 3Health News:FDA clears new IMMY and University of Nevada, Reno life-saving blood test 2Health News:Study of HIV increase in Pakistan could benefit other research 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015  Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... of the t:slim® and t:flex™ Insulin Pumps, today ... Agreements with Dexcom, Inc. to allow the integration ... Dexcom G5 and G6 continuous glucose monitoring ("CGM") ... platform with Dexcom,s future CGM systems is an ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... of 2015. Key results include: , Total ... of 2014 to $5,370 million, with 6 percent ... (etanercept), Prolia ® (denosumab), Sensipar ® ... ® (denosumab). Unfavorable changes in foreign exchange ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... N.J. , July 30, 2015 Eisai ... in the United States , European ... FDA, EMA and MHLW, respectively) for eribulin, for the ... who have received prior chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic ... on data from a pivotal global Phase 3 clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 3Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 2Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 3Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 4Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 5Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 6Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 7Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 8Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 9Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 10Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 11Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 12Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 13Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 14Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 15Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 16Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 17Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 18Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 19Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 20Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 21Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 22Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 23Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 2Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 3Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 4Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 5
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: