Richard Wiseman, author of The Luck Factor and an upcoming (in the US) book called 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot has created a social experiment on happiness as part of his marketing for his upcoming book. (Wiseman’s book is already out in the UK.)
The experiment takes place from August 3rd-7th and involves taking a short survey, watching some short YouTube clips, and doing some brief exercises based on positive psychology research.
While I have some questions about positive psychology methods (especially the self-reporting bias) and some philosophical problems with happiness-focused hedonism, I’m willing to give this experiment a try. I’ll post my results here in the comments, and I invite you to do the same.
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