Gross National Happiness and National Priorities

Despite all the complaining, the United States is, on average, the happiest large country in the world. But why are some Americans very happy, while others are miserable? We’ll update you on the latest research and its implications.

In the July 2004 and June 2006 issues of Trends, we discussed what neuroscientists, psychologists, and economists have learned about happiness. To sum up: Research shows that there is a direct relationship between income and happiness in the lowest income brackets. Howeve.....

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