hedonic treadmill

Spanish translation: rueda hedónica

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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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Spanish translation:rueda hedónica
Mecanismo psicológico mediante el cual, una vez saciado un deseo, otra necesidad ocupa su lugar y permanecemos tan insatisfechos como antes
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4 +5rueda hedónica
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18 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
rueda hedónica

Definition from Faircompanies:
Mecanismo psicológico mediante el cual, una vez saciado un deseo, otra necesidad ocupa su lugar y permanecemos tan insatisfechos como antes

Example sentence(s):
  • La adaptación o rueda hedónica compara el comportamiento humano con el de un hámster corriendo en el interior de una rueda, siempre en el mismo lugar, sin importar lo rápido que vaya. - Faircompanies  

Adaptación hedónica es sinónimo.
Alan Gazzano
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PRO pts in category: 4

Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
Yes  Yaotl Altan
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Yes  Chema Nieto Castañón: Adaptación hedónica
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Yes  Marina Torroja: Adaptación hedónica
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Yes  marquiva
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Yes  Luis M. Sosa: Adaptación hedónica
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