- Buying life experiences to impress others removes happiness boost
Buying life experiences to impress others removes happiness boost:
“Why you buy is just as important as what you buy,” said Ryan Howell, assistant professor of psychology at San Francisco State University. “When people buy life experiences to impress others, it wipes out the well-being they receive from the purchase. That extrinsic motivation appears to undermine how the experiential purchase meets their key psychological needs.”
- BBC News – Horrible noise results in for Radio 4 amateur scientist
BBC News – Horrible noise results in for Radio 4 amateur scientist:
I can’t stand the sound of knives being sharpened. I go upstairs and close the door, usually.
Sensitivity to “nails down a blackboard” and “squeaky polystyrene” decreased with age, with children more annoyed than older people. Women rated all noises as significantly more annoying than men.
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