Psychologist Elizabeth Dunn argues that happiness is made not found and explains how our everyday choices—in matters from time to money to technology—help create it. This episode was recorded on February 5, 2020.
My guest today is Dr. Elizabeth Dunn. Elizabeth is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Elizabeth’s research looks at how time, money, and technology shape human happiness. She is the co-author of “Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending” with Dr. Michael Norton. Her research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets around the world, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The London Times, Maclean’s, Time, and CNN.I connected with Elizabeth at TED2019 in Vancouver recently where she gave one of my favourite talks of the week on how helping others makes us happier. In this chat with Elizabeth, we talk about how she has applied a lot of her own research to lead a happier life. And as well as sharing some great insights on how to spend money to be happier, she also has some also tips around making the act of saying no to people much easier.We cover:How to use money to increase happinessHow Elizabeth uses money to buy timeHow to avoid feeling guilty when hiring someone to do jobs that you could be doing yourselfHow changing the way you check your email can reduce stress levelsElizabeth’s research into how smart phones are impacting our social interactionsWhere Elizabeth’s ideas for research experiments come fromElizabeth’s rules for deciding which projects to take onHow Elizabeth is trying to be more proactive with saying noTo consume more of Elizabeth's work, you can watch her TED talk, grab a copy of Happy Money, follow her on Twitter, or visit her website.Visit amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.Get in touch at email@example.comIf you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
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