Happiness: Between What We Want and What We Need

Situngkir, Hokky (2011) Happiness: Between What We Want and What We Need. [Departmental Technical Report]

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The paper presents a very simple toy model that is simulated to experience some aspects related to what is it people want and need when related to the social happiness. By outlining some short discussions related to the distinguishing of what we call “want” and “need”, we see how both micro-social aspects may emerge the happiness as well as the urge to innovate and affinity to the collective creativity and social progress.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:happiness, want, need, social simulation.
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Biophysics
Biology > Sociobiology
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Philosophy > Decision Theory
Philosophy > Epistemology
Philosophy > Ethics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Psychology > Psychophysics
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:7367
Deposited By: Situngkir, Mr Hokky
Deposited On:01 Jun 2011 11:28
Last Modified:01 Jun 2011 11:28

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[2] Johnson, S. (1993). Yes Or No: Guide To Better Decisions. Collins.

[3] Klein, S. (2006). The Science of Happiness: How our Brains Make Us Happy and What We Can Do to Get Happier. Scribe.

[4] Situngkir, H. (2010). “Landscape in the Economy of Conspicuous Consumptions”. BFI Working Paper Series WP-5-2010. Bandung Fe Institute.


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