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The Pursuit of Happiness: Time, Money, and Social Connection


Cassie Mogilner


University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department

August 2, 2010

Psychological Science, Vol. 21, No. 9, pp. 1348-1354, 2010

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Does thinking about time, rather than money, influence how effectively individuals pursue personal happiness? Laboratory and field experiments reveal that implicitly activating the construct of time motivates individuals to spend more time with friends and family and less time working – behaviors that are associated with greater happiness. In contrast, activating money motivates individuals to work more and socialize less, which (although productive) does not increase happiness. Implications for the relative role of time versus money in the pursuit of happiness are discussed.

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Keywords: happiness, hedonics, time, money, connection

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Date posted: August 2, 2011  

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Mogilner, Cassie, The Pursuit of Happiness: Time, Money, and Social Connection (August 2, 2010). Psychological Science, Vol. 21, No. 9, pp. 1348-1354, 2010 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1903511

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Cassie Mogilner (Contact Author)
University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department ( email )
700 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340
United States

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