money and happiness

Adversarial Collaboration

It takes a lot of confidence and humility to admit when we’re wrong, and that is especially true when it comes to science. So in the edition of  Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke, and  Rebecca McInroy are taking a moment to highlight one “Adversarial Collaboration” that could change the way we look at the relationship between money and happiness.

“Income and emotional well-being: A conflict resolved” by Matthew Killingsworth, Daniel Khaneman, and Barbara Mellers

Money and Happiness (Update)

A few months ago, we rebroadcast an episode on Money and Happiness. The show focused on research into whether money brings happiness. The researchers’ conclusion was that money helps, but happiness is contingent on what we spend it on. If we buy experiences rather than things, chances were we would be happier people.

Turns out that can be true, but only for the rich.

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about updated research on money and happiness, and what this reveals about the way research is conducted.