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How Does Hedonic Adaptation Affect the Pursuit of Happiness? - with Joe Gladstone

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In this clip from a longer talk, Joe Gladstone explains what hedonic adaptation is and how it can hinder us becoming more happy.
Watch the full talk: https://youtu.be/6Gpxjeq2CJ8
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Hedonic adaptation is the tendency of humans to return to a relatively stable overall level of happiness following major, positive and negative, life events.

Joe Gladstone is an Assistant Professor at University College London. Named one of the top 30 people under 30 in Finance by Forbes Magazine, Joe's research draws from both Behavioural Economics and Consumer Psychology to understand how we can help people to improve their financial decisions.

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