How to make other people happy. The contribution individuals can make to the happiness of others.
Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Future Fellowship
Start / End Date: 2013 to 2017
Professor Paul Frijters, ARC Future Fellowship FT130100738
The field of wellbeing has burgeoned in the last two decades. Economists have joined psychologists, health professionals and other social scientists to address the question of how society can be made happier. The literature to date has largely focused on how individuals can attain happiness by addressing personal psychological and health issues. This project offers a different perspective by asking the question: What can be done to make others happy? In particular, this project focuses on: the effect we have on the happiness of our partners and children; how we optimally handle information as individuals and as a society, to make other people happy; how we can make our neighbourhoods happy; and how we can make other countries happy.