Specifically, they were interested in seeing what kinds of emotions the bloggers mentioned when they talked about feeling "happy.
Whet Moser Social psychologists describe this change as a consequence of a gradual shifting from promotion motivation -- seeing ,ooking goals in terms of what we can gain, or how we can end up better off, to prevention motivation—seeing our goals in terms of avoiding loss and keeping things running smoothly. Persia says that sending gifs is a very, very mild way of "trying to be kooky".
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Persia believes this is because Snapchat filters are lookig overtly fake, even though we all know people's 'natural' photos are often heavily edited too. Your happiness has evolved, just as you have.
I think it's a subconscious thing of it feeling safer, because there are some really weird things on the internet. This kind of happiness is less about what lies ahead, and more about being content in your current circumstances.
As we get older, illusions of immortality vanish. The older we get, the more we want to hang on to what we've already got—the things we've worked so hard to achieve.
If you're like me, and you find that lookking life has become more about pursuing peace and relaxation than giddy excitement, rest assured that you aren't missing out on happiness. Just try a standard 'hey, how are you'.
Keep to a routine
Especially if you swipe on Charlotte, 21, whose opening line is always: "But do you have a puppy? Even though our version seems less fun by the standards of our younger selves, that doesn't mean it's less bired. Speaking of children, new mothers are an especially prevention-minded group.
People tend to be drawn to people they're attracted to, but they still feel like they're in their league. That and you think you are immortal. :. But while the people in this list are all attractive, none of them are what Persia calls "next level".
Give your child some autonomy
But they're the most successful users among Tinder's millions of UK members, so maybe they're onto something about dating in ? But the relative amounts of each differ from person to person, and can shift with experience as we age. New motherhood is mostly about ceaseless vigilance. We also have more experience with pain and loss, having been knocked around a bit by life, and having learned a few lessons the hard way.
In a recent set of studies, psychologists Cassie Mogliner, Sepandar Kamvar, and Jennifer Aaker looked for evidence of how our sense of happiness changes with age by analyzing twelve million personal blogs. Everyone, of course, has both motivations. They have the daunting task of somehow protecting a completely vulnerable, clueless, yet hell-bent-on-exploration infant from a world filled with germs, stairs, pointy objects, and electrical outlets. They're annoying, "off-putting", an "instant swipe left," according to John, How exciting.
But it's a way of saying 'I'm slightly fun!
With openers ranging from 'how are you' to funny gifs Sandro, 34, favours a Joey Tribbiani gifthey're all surprisingly similar - and surprisingly ordinary. If you're not getting as many matches as you'd like, maybe a more stripped-back approach will transform your dating luck?
There is a mortgage that needs to be paid, a home ykunger must be maintained, and children to be cared for. Older bloggers were more inclined to describe happy experiences as moments of feeling peaceful, relaxed, calm, or relieved—they way you feel when you are getting along with your spouse, staying healthy, and able to make your mortgage payments.
Research from Northwestern University in the journal Psychology and Aging suggests that promotion-mindedness is most prevalent among the young, because youth is a time for focusing on your hopes for the future, what you ideally want to do—you don't have much in the way of responsibilities, and you still believe you can do anything you set your mind to.
Plus, they're "a bit naff".
Not exactly. about sharing Tinder has just loooing its 30 most right-swiped users in the UK. You can see these age-related differences in motivation very much reflected in the workplacewhere older workers have more prevention-motivated concerns - like job security and flexible work schedules, while people under thirty have more promotion concerns—like opportunities to develop skills.
This is more or less a recipe for strong promotion motivation. Originally published 4 April