SaltyPoliticalMusings

TED Talks: How to Buy Happiness

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.

Through clever studies, Michael Norton studies how we feel about what we buy and spend: “The specific way that you spend on other people isn’t nearly as important as the fact that you spend on other people.” – Norton

Michael I. Norton is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit and Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Williams and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton. Prior to joining HBS, Professor Norton was a Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. His work has been published in a number of leading academic journals, including Science, the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyPsychological Science, and the Annual Review of Psychology, and has been covered in media outlets such as the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

 

About these ads
This entry was published on May 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm. It’s filed under General News, Politics, Pop Culture and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 129 other followers

%d bloggers like this: