Elizabeth Dunn at Money, Happiness and Generosity

In an engaging and interactive dialogue, Elizabeth Dunn joined Bill Harbaugh and John Helliwell at SFU Harbour Centre for “Money, Generosity and Happiness” where the running theme was that while we may very often believe that we can “buy” happiness we’re better off “investing” in the well-being of others.

Dunn, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, shared her experiment in which she gave university students money – $5 or $20 – and in one group, she asked them to spend that money on themselves and in the other group she asked them to spend the money on someone else.

Check out the audio podcast below in which she shares her results.

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