Happiness Fall 2016 Midterm Questions

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Fall 2016 Mid-term

Answer 2 of the following 3 questions. Use no more than 400 words for each answer. You may use your notes and readings. Please review the grading rubric on the wiki site as you develop your answers.

Submit your answers to the midterm dropbox. Do not put your name on the file or in the filename. You may use your student id.

1. How does our physical nature (our brains, bodies, and evolve psychology) either constrain happiness theories or support specific hypotheses within a theory?

2. Can life satisfaction judgments be separated from assessments of of happiness as an emotional state?

3. What are the implications for happiness theories of Gilbert's sceptical evidence about our self-awareness.