Thursday, March 4, 2010

UA research on happiness

http://uanews.org/node/30432


What Mehl and his team found was that, consistent with prior research, higher well-being was associated with spending less time alone and more time talking to others.


Furthermore, and maybe more surprisingly, they found that higher well-being was robustly related to having less small talk and more substantive conversations.


Compared with the unhappiest participants in the study, the happiest participants had roughly one-third as much small talk and twice as many substantive conversations.

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