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Aram boghosian for the boston globe Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard psychology professor, will discuss the science of happiness when he introduces “American Beauty’’ at the Coolidge tonight.
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Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard psychology professor, will discuss the science of happiness when he introduces “American Beauty’’ at the Coolidge tonight. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
December 7, 2009

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Which would make you happier: winning the lottery, or losing the ability to walk? It may seem like a no-brainer, but Daniel Gilbert, a psychology professor at Harvard University, says the answer may surprise you. Research shows that one year later, paraplegics are just about as happy as lottery winners. Gilbert studies the science of happiness, and has found that ... (Full article: 484 words)

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