Navigation Links
Happiness Plays An Important Role In Success

A new research has revealed that happiness results in success, and not the other way round. The Psychological Bulletin of the American Psychological Association has published this study. Happiness contributes towards // reinforcing positive emotions, which also motivates people to undertake new goals and succeed at them.

Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky of the University of California and colleagues examined the connections between desirable characteristics, life successes and well-being of over 275,000 people, and found that chronically happy people are in general more successful across many life domains than less happy people.

"Happy people are more likely to achieve favorable life circumstances, and this may be because happy people frequently experience positive moods and these positive moods prompt them to be more likely to work actively toward new goals and build new resources. When people feel happy, they tend to feel confident, optimistic, and energetic and others find them likable and sociable," said Dr. Lyubomirsky.

The researchers examined studies involving three different types of evidence, cross-sectional, longitudinal and experimental designs to determine how happiness and positive emotions are related to culturally valued success.

They chose to use these different types of evidence to bolster their confidence in establishing cause-and-effect relationships among happiness, positive affect, and success. Cross-sectional studies compare different groups of people and answer questions like, "Are happy people more successful than unhappy people?" and "Does long-term happiness and short term positive affect co-occur with desirable behaviors?"

Longitudinal studies examine groups of people over a period of time and address questions like, "Does happiness precede success?" and "Does positive affect pave the way for success-like behaviors?" Finally, experimental studies manipulate variables to test whether an outcome will occur under controlled conditions and answer questions like, "Does positive affect lead to success-oriented behaviors?"

The results of all three types of studies suggests that happiness does lead to behaviors that often produce further success in work, relationships and health, and these successes result in part from a person's positive affect.

Furthermore, evidence from the cross-sectional studies confirm that a person's well-being is associated with positive perceptions of self and others, sociability, creativity, pro-social behavior, a strong immune system, and effective coping skills. The authors also note that happy people are capable of experiencing sadness and negative emotions in response to negative events, which is a healthy and appropriate response.

Much of the previous research on happiness presupposed that happiness followed from success and accomplishments in life. But the new study found that this isn't always true. Positive affect is one attribute among several that can lead to success-oriented behaviors. Other resources, such as intelligence, family, expertise and physical fitness, can also play a role in people's successes.

"Our review provides strong support that happiness, in many cases, leads to successful outcomes, rather than merely following from them, and happy individuals are more likely than their less happy peers to have fulfilling marriages and relationships, high incomes, superior work performance, community involvement, robust health and even a long life," said Lyubomirsky. (ANI)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The Happiness Formula....
2. Happiness Survey
3. The Happiness Mantra: “ Crib Less: Earn More
4. Happiness Is Not Attained By A Wealthy Life But By A Healthy One.
5. Happiness in the wake of quake: 7,000 births every month
6. Self-Employment Key To Happiness
7. Money Cannot Buy Happiness
8. Straightening the Teeth Wont Guarantee Happiness
9. The Science of Happiness
10. Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness
11. Exposure to a Soil Bacterium can Boost Happiness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/10/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... category: Best Water Brand. There were three leading bottled water brand owners that topped ... edge services that enhance connectivity and optimize conversion. The premier brand was Tibet 5100, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Ongoing news ... Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) to conduct a survey that takes a closer look ... released today illustrates the prevalence and causes of TBI among the aging population, and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Gout is ... and brings pain that is often severe, with intense swelling and redness. It is ... eight million people, but older adults are the most susceptible, according to the February ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management announced today ... as keynote speaker at the organization’s 2016 Spring Conference. Fox’s topic, Lead with ... with their own organizational staff and leadership. , “I am so excited ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... A national ergonomics pioneer , ... event March 9-11, 2016. Hosted by Ohio's Bureau of Worker's Compensation, the expo ... longest running and largest worker's compensation event in Ohio, organizers of the safety ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data, ... LexisNexis Provider Performance Monitor , a clinical ... the quality and efficiency of provider networks through ... measuring provider performance through Provider Performance Monitor, payers ... improve the patient experience and reduce costs, as ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Feb. 10, 2016 ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel, clinical-stage therapies for sickle cell ... an underwritten public offering of 29,090,910 units at a ... unit consists of one share of the Company,s common ... the Company,s common stock at an exercise price of ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ALSP, Inc. announced that it has appointed Col.(Retired) Dallas ... preparation for its move into clinical trials with its lead ... are pleased to welcome Dallas Hack onto the ... of such practical knowledge and far-reaching experience in Traumatic Brain ... broad experience and success as a clinician and researcher in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: