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Can Happiness be Genetic?

Is it possible for life satisfaction and well-being to be shaped by genetics? While previous research has found that happiness can be inherited, linking that to heredity has always been difficult. A new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics looked at the link between happiness and genetics and the role of serotonin in mood. Read More

This research makes sense. I

This research makes sense. I feel like some people can have more happiness then others. Genetics do have a correlation with our behaviors in some degree. However, genetics are not the only factor in determining our behavior because our environment has a great deal to do with our happiness also. Most of the time, if an individual has a great job, good house, and health, the environment is good which makes the person happy. There are certain people who would be in the lifestyle and still not be happy so they could have the short gene which causes depression that this research helps to identify.

Genes Vs Behavior...

Association does not necessarily indicate causality...

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Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Toronto, Canada.


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