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1 Happiness [Instructor Name] [Class and Section Number]

2 Below are five statements with which you may agree or disagree. Using the scale below, indicate your agreement with each item by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your response. Scale 1 = Strongly Disagree 2 = Disagree 3 = Slightly Disagree 4 = Neither Agree or Nor Disagree 5 = Slightly Agree 6 = Agree 7 = Strongly Agree ____ 1. In most ways my life is close to my ideal. ____ 2. The conditions of my life are excellent. ____ 3. I am satisfied with life. ____ 4. So far I have gotten the important things I want in life. ____ 5. If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing.

3 Overview Introduction to Subjective Well-being Causes of SWB Societal Influences Adaptation to Circumstances Outcomes of High SWB Measuring Happiness Ways to be Happier

4 Introduction to Subjective Well-being

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6 Overview Introduction to Happiness Causes of SWB Societal Influences Adaptation to Circumstances Outcomes of High SWB Measuring Happiness Ways to be Happier

7 Causes of Subjective Well-being Internal Causes  Inborn Temperament  Personality  Outlook  Resilience

8 Causes of Subjective Well-being External Causes  Sufficient material resources  Sufficient social resources  Desirable society

9 Causes of Subjective Well-being

10 Overview Introduction to Happiness Causes of SWB Societal Influences Adaptation to Circumstances Outcomes of High SWB Measuring Happiness Ways to be Happier

11 Societal Influences

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13 Overview Introduction to Happiness Causes of SWB Societal Influences Adaptation to Circumstances Outcomes of High SWB Measuring Happiness Ways to be Happier

14 Adaptations of Circumstances Adaptation: When good and bad events occur, people often react strongly at first, but their reactions adapt over time and they return to their former levels of happiness.

15 Adaptations of Circumstances

16 Overview Introduction to Happiness Causes of SWB Societal Influences Adaptation to Circumstances Outcomes of High SWB Measuring Happiness Ways to be Happier

17 Outcomes of High SWB Happy people are...  Healthier  More sociable  More productive  Better citizens

18 Overview Introduction to Happiness Causes of SWB Societal Influences Adaptation to Circumstances Outcomes of High SWB Measuring Happiness Ways to be Happier

19 Measuring Happiness 7 – Strongly agree 6 – Agree 5 – Slightly agree 4 – Neither agree or disagree 3 – Slightly disagree 2 – Disagree 1 – Strongly disagree A.I lead a purposeful and meaningful life. B.My social relationships are supportive and rewarding. C.I am engaged and interested in my daily activities. D.I actively contribute to the happiness and well-being of others. E.I am competent and capable in the activities that are important to me. F.I am a good person and live a good life. G.I am optimistic about my future. H.People respect me.

20 Overview Introduction to Happiness Causes of SWB Societal Influences Adaptation to Circumstances Outcomes of High SWB Measuring Happiness Ways to be Happier

21  What are some things in your life that could be changed to make life more meaningful/happy?  Do you generally see the bright side of things?  Are there people around you who make you feel good and make life more enjoyable?

22 Ways to be Happier  Seek to make other happy and help others, not just receive support from others.  Express gratefulness and compliments.  Find work that you will love and be good at.

23 Appendix A: Do It Yourself!

24 Photo Attribution Silde 1 Photo Credit: Gusjer https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Slide 6 Photo Credit: Derek Purdy https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/ Slide 7 Photo Credit: David Holmes, U.S. Navy Slide 8 Photo Credit: Denish C https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ Slide 11 Photo Credit: Portland Center Stage https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ Slide 16 Photo Credit: > ルーク. チャン. チャン https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ Slide 22 Photo Credit: poolski https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/


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