Creating Happiness By First Inducing and Then Satisfying a Desire: the Case of Curiosity

The current research shows, in the realm of curiosity, that first inducing a desire and then satisfying it can produce a net gain in happiness (hedonic experience), but that laypeople are unaware of this effect and do not actively seek curiosity.



Citation:

Christopher Hsee, Bowen Ruan, and Zoe Y. Lu (2015) ,"Creating Happiness By First Inducing and Then Satisfying a Desire: the Case of Curiosity", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl , Carolyn Yoon, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 287-291.

Authors

Christopher Hsee, University of Chicago, USA
Bowen Ruan, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Zoe Y. Lu, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43 | 2015



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