12 Aug The science of happiness – results from twitter
The science of happiness: the results are in
Last week, we invited you to join the psychologist Richard Wiseman’s latest mass experiment: an attempt to explore whether various techniques could boost your happiness. Participants were randomly assigned to one of five groups: four of the groups were asked to try out a particular method purported to improve mood, while the fifth was a control group, who were asked simply to think about the previous day. Everybody’s mood was assessed by questionnaire before and afterwards.
More than 26,000 people took part, many of them Science Central readers, and the results are now in. Professor Wiseman said:
“All of the techniques, including the control, resulted in a reported rise in happiness. However, thinking about one positive thing that had happened the day before appears to have been far the most effective technique.”
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