Can't Buy Happiness?

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Is Dorian Gray a tragic hero? (Re)defining Hedonism

Data collected from BeyondThePurchase.org shows that those who are willing to sacrifice for pleasure value thrill-seeking and physical pleasure. The more people enjoy eating tasty food, the more maladaptively they pursue pleasure. Interestingly, there is relationship between hedonistic tendencies and happiness; however, hedonists reported feeling anxious. Read More

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Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University.

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