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Exploring Psychology Paper 2


Myers points out that people who “are into seeking money to prove themselves, gain power, or show off rather than support their families" actually experience lower levels of happiness. Explain why people tend to believe that more money would make them happier.  Do you believe that more money would make you happier?  Explain why psychological science refutes this idea (that more money will make you a happier person); incorporate the adaptation-level phenomenon and relative deprivation into your explanation.   Then, describe what types of experiences lead to happiness for you.  Do you find that these experiences that lead to happiness are the same ones described in the lecture on happiness?  Explain. 

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600 word Minimum.

Use APA style when citing sources.  Basically the idea here is to be sure you cite your source with the authors name, date of publication and that title of the source, and publisher along with any pages you used, or, if your source is an online source include the title , any author, date, and the web address stating "Retrieved from".           

Example of using a book will have a citation that looks like this:

Myers, D. (2014) Exploring Psychology (9th Edition).  Worth, pages 35-39.  

Henslin, J. (2016).  Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach.  Core Concepts (6th Edition). Pearson, page 102.

Example of using online source (website) you will have a citation that looks like this:

How Does Marijuana Affect You? WebMD Retrieved May 21, 2016 from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/marijuana-use-and-its-effects

Be sure you cite your sources in the body of your text:

Example: There are numerous physical effects of marijuana such as increasing heart rate, increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, blood sugar issues, and increased risk of lung cancer (How Does Marijuana Affect You? WebMD Retrieved May 21, 2016 from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/marijuana-use-and-its-effects)

Example: Myers (2014, p. 375) tells us that people must have their basic needs met before they can accomplish higher order goals.  This idea is put forth in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (Maslow, 1970), which shows that needs like hunger and thirst must be met before people will go after personal goals like building self-esteem and attaining an educational degree. 

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