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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Goals and Happiness

And another study backs up what Larry Krieger and Ken Sheldon have been telling us in the ASP community for years...extrinsic goals make people more anxious, and intrinsic goals make people more happy. Of course, the study is far more complex than my simplification here, but it's interesting that more research is coming out showing that money, fame, and good looks are not the keys to happiness...they are keys to the hedonic treadmill.  Unfortunately, these are the reasons many people come to law school. And then we see unhappiness and anxiety.

For more on the study, click here  The Keys to Happiness


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