Affective forecasting

Affective forecasting

Affective forecasting Measurement | Psychology This report explains the common mistakes we make when predicting the intensity and duration of our own and others’ feelings and the implications this has for global priorities research. Download Report as PDF Discuss on...
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The comparability of subjective scales

The comparability of subjective scales Measurement | Philosophy 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...
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The philosophy of wellbeing

The philosophy of wellbeing Measurement | Philosophy 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....
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Estimating moral weights

Estimating moral weights Economics | Measurement | Philosophy We show how Wellbeing-Adjusted Life Years (WELLBYs) can be used to estimate the value of different outcomes. We then estimate the values of two key inputs in GiveWell’s analysis: doubling consumption for...
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Life satisfaction and its discontents

Life satisfaction and its discontents Measurement | Philosophy This working paper makes three main claims: 1) life satisfaction theories are indistinguishable from global desire theories; 2) these theories are the only subjectivist accounts of wellbeing; and 3)...