hedonic treadmill

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00:54 Jul 29, 2020
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Social Sciences - Economics
Additional field(s): Finance (general), Marketing / Market Research, Psychology
English term or phrase: hedonic treadmill
Definition from TapRun.com:
The human tendency to continuously adapt to a standard of living, such that increasing levels of wealth or comfort does not lead to permanent increases in happiness.

Example sentence(s):
  • It turns out that almost everybody experiences the hedonic treadmill. But if you learn to recognize its signs, you can build simple habits that will help increase your happiness without feeling the need to constantly buy new things. Develop Good Habits
  • A study by Barbara Fredrickson and colleagues Cohn, Coffey, Pek, and Finkel showed that the stream of positive emotions induced through loving-kindness meditation can outpace the effects of the hedonic treadmill (2008). PositivePsychology
  • The hedonic treadmill theory explains the often-held observation that rich people are no happier than poor people, and that those with severe money problems are sometimes quite happy. The theory supports the argument that money does not buy happiness and that the pursuit of money as a way to reach this goal is futile. Investopedia
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5hedonistička adaptacija
Zorica Ljubicic


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hedonistička adaptacija

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Hedonistička adaptacija predstavlja tendenciju ljudskih bića da se posle velikih životnih promena (dobrih ili loših) relativno brzo vrate u stabilno stanje ravnodušnosti.

Example sentence(s):
  • Treći mehanizam kojim se mozak štiti od preteranog užitka jeste hedonistička adaptacija koja se odnosi na to da se ljudi brzo naviknu na ono što je izazivalo snažna prijatna osećanja. - Politika  
  • Hedonistička adaptacija-Ograničavanje zadovoljstva povećava zadovoljstvo. - Startit  
Zorica Ljubicic
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Local time: 05:46
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian
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