Affective forecasting

Affective forecasting

Affective forecasting Download Report as PDF Discuss on the EA Forum This report was produced as part of the Happier Lives Institute’s 2021 Summer Research Fellowship 1. Summary People make mistakes when predicting the intensity and duration of their own and others’...
Affective forecasting

The comparability of subjective scales

The comparability of subjective scales Foundational Research There are long-standing doubts about whether data from subjective scales are cardinally comparable—should we, for instance, believe that if two people self-report their happiness as '7/10' then they are as...
Affective forecasting

The philosophy of wellbeing

The philosophy of wellbeing Foundational Research This short article summarises what philosophers do (and don't) mean by the term "wellbeing". It introduces the three main rival accounts of what wellbeing is and considers their theoretical strengths and weaknesses....