Karen Hand: social psychologist

Karen Hand is curator of the National Happiness Experiment and a social psychologist.

10th August, 2013
Karen Hand.

**For a long time, policy makers and company bosses assumed happiness was too flimsy to measure. **They concentrated on economic growth and presumed happiness would grow out of that.

**If an economic growth agenda is pursued in itself, it doesn't lead to better overall happiness in a nation.** As a result of inequality, people do comparisons and end up unhappy, with the attendant social problems that stem from inequality.

**Optimism has been shown to be...

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