Why aren't we happier? We have an enormous amount of choice, with very little effort.
Most people think that happiness has four sources: the sensory pleasures, material wealth, romantic relationships, and children. But recent research suggests that much of what people think about happiness is wrong. Daniel Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," hosts this symposium in which experts discuss what science has discovered about each of these sources. The featured speakers are Paul Bloom, author of "How Pleasure Works"; Tim Kasser, author of "The High Price of Materialism"; Eli Finkel, author of "The All-Or-Nothing Marriage"; and Jennifer Senior, author of "All Joy and No Fun." (Original broadcast date: November 30, 2015)
Paul BloomBrooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science...
Tim KasserProfessor of Psychology, Knox College
Eli J. FinkelProfessor of Social Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences,...
Jennifer SeniorContributing Editor, New York; Author, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox...