Presentation on theme: "EQ: What are the causes of happiness?. Bell Ringer Explain the happiest moment in your life Do you think you are a “happy person”? What makes you happy?"— Presentation transcript:
EQ: What are the causes of happiness?
Bell Ringer Explain the happiest moment in your life Do you think you are a “happy person”? What makes you happy? How do you know when you are happy?
Subjective well-being Self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life Used with objective well being to measure people’s quality of life
Take and score happiness test In your notes… Write your score Are you surprised by your score? Why/why not?
Findings about Happiness Feel-good, do-good phenomenon: When we feel happy we are more willing to help others People overestimate the duration of our emotions and underestimate our capacity to adapt
Read comic at the top of page 444 What does the comic imply?
Adaptive level phenomenon: Tendency to judge various stimuli (sounds, light, income)relative to a “neutral” level defined by previous experienced
What does the quote mean? “Our poverty became a reality. Not because of our having less, but by our neighbors having more.” Will Campbell, Brother to a dragonfly, 1977
Relative Deprivation The sense that we are worse off than others with whom we compare ourselves to Write a time this has happened to you
Analyze Graphs 30.8 and 30.9 Explain what each graph is showing What conclusion can you make about each graph Write a sentence which connects the two graphs Do you think this is true?
Table 30.1 Write three for each column
Twitter reading Main idea: How does time of day influence mood? Supporting details: Give two examples of main idea According to the study, what is mood based on? (besides time of day)
Who's happiest? This map shows the average level of positive feelings in each country over a year; darker red means more positive (black means no data was available).
Who's saddest? This map shows the average level of negative feelings in each country over a year; darker blue means more negative (black means no data was available).