How does individual perspectives on time change individual happiness?  Phillip Zimbardo, the same researcher who conducted the famous prison experiments in Stanford’s basements, is now researching happiness.  He has found that people’s perspectives on time play a consistent role in their present happiness, satisfaction with their past, and anticipation for the future.

I would recommend taking the survey from his webpage.  It is surprisingly right on.  What will make you happier?

American Psychological Association (2009, July 6).  Psychology of thriving: Mental health is not just expelling illness. Now, science explores what it takes to flourish. Retrieved July 11th, 2009 from http://www.psycport.com/showArticle.cfm?xmlFile=knightridder_2009_07_06__0000-1326-PH-Psychology-of-thriving-0706.xml&provider=

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