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We help people understand the relationship between money and happiness
We help people understand the relationship between money and happiness

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Spending money on experiences instead of material goods is not only better for the environment, but also makes us happier. It turns out that most people actually know this. So why do we continue to accumulate so much stuff?

#happiness   #shopping   #consumption  

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BeyondThePurchase.Org asks "how materialistic is the subconscious?" We have developed a study up that measures people's implicit materialism (or, for the more psychologically nerdy out there, we can tell you the strength of your automatic mental association between "me" and "jeans" or "restaurants"). We developed it because it feels more like you are playing a game than you are taking a survey--that is, we are trying a little gamification to measure material desires. For this reason it does take a few minutes to find out if you unconscious mind is materialistic or not. But, for people who do not like taking surveys, this is way more fun. Some of our preliminary results are showing that it better predicts happiness than self-reports of consumer values. A person can take the test by...

(1a) Creating an account with us: https://www.beyondthepurchase.org/registernew.php
or
(1b) Clicking on the Login: https://www.beyondthepurchase.org/login.php

(2) Then click on this link: https://www.beyondthepurchase.org/iateps.php 

Take a few minutes today to see if an implicit measure of materialism can tell you more about your current spending habits than a traditional self-report. Then challenge your friends to try and beat your score.

#helpme   #supportsmallbiz   #researchsurvey   #moneysavingtips   #happinessisachoice   #learningisfun   #selfhelp  

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How happy is your subconscious? At BeyondThePurchase.org we developed a study up that measures your implicit happiness (or, for the more psychologically nerdy out there, we can tell you the strength of your automatic mental association between "me" and "happiness" or "sadness"). We developed it because it feels more like you are playing a game than you are taking a survey--that is, we are trying a little gamification to measure happiness. For this reason it does take a few minutes to find out if you unconscious mind is happy or sad. But, for people who do not like taking surveys, this test is way more fun. Some of our preliminary results are showing that it better predicts financial decisions than self-reports of happiness. A person can take the test by...

(1) Clicking on this link if they DO NOT have a username and password for BtP: https://www.beyondthepurchase.org/register.php?goto=iathapp
(2) Clicking on this link if they DO have a username and password for BtP: https://www.beyondthepurchase.org/login.php?goto=iathapp

Take a few minutes today to see if an implicit measure of happiness can tell you more about your current well-being than a traditional self-report. Then challenge your friends to try and beat your score.

#psychology   #subconsciousmind   #implicitbias   #gamification   
#gaming   #funstuff  

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How much do you think money will make you happy? In our new quiz we want to learn how much people think money will make them happy. In many of the scenarios you will read, you have to decide if you would rather have more money or improvements in other areas of your life (e.g., better working hours, more sleep, a shorter commute time, time with your family and friends). If you take our quiz we will tell you how much you are willing to sacrifice (e.g., working more hours, sleeping less, having a longer commute) for more money in your life. How do you take the quiz? It is pretty simple.

(1a) Register: https://www.beyondthepurchase.org/register.php
(1b) Or Login: https://www.beyondthepurchase.org/login.php
(2) Go here: http://www.beyondthepurchase.org/explore.php
(3) Find the quiz called "The Value of Money Scale"
(4) Take the quiz.
(5) Learn about yourself.

Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

Thanks!

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Check out BeyondThePurchase.Org where they help people make the connection between their spending habits – how do you spend your money and who do you spend it on – and their happiness. To learn about what might be influencing how you spend your money, register with Beyond The Purchase, then take a few of their spending habits quizzes. I personally want to know if I am a gadget head or a foodie so I am going to take this quiz: 

#moneysavingtips   #moneywasters   #moneytips   #happywednesday   #happinesshappens   #spendinghabit  

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A few years ago I read a story in CNN Money (Most Americans can't afford a $1,000 emergency expense) that reported over 60% of Americans did not have enough money in their savings or checking accounts to pay for a $1,000 emergency. I was shocked. Is it possible that only 36% of US adults have $1,000 saved up for a rainy day? Well, maybe not.

#moneysavingtips   #happysaturday   #happinessishard   #debtisslavery   #rainydayfun  

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Identify Your Dominant Values!

What are the guiding principles in your life? Take the Schwartz Value Scale and compare your values on 10 dimensions from hedonism to benevolence? This online survey takes about 5 minutes. When your take this survey, you will learn which values are most important to you and how your value priorities influence your ideologies, attitudes, and actions in political, religious, environmental, and other domains. You will also see how your values compare to others.

#valuesmatter   #valuesystem   #valuesyou   #surveysites  
#schwartz   #personalitytest  

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Identify Your Dominant Values!

What are the guiding principles in your life? Take the #Schwartz #Value #Scale and compare your values on 10 dimensions from hedonism to benevolence? This online survey takes about 5 minutes. When your take this survey, you will learn which values are most important to you and how your value priorities influence your ideologies, attitudes, and actions in political, religious, environmental, and other domains. You will also see how your values compare to others.

#surveysites    #personaldevelopment   #wellbeing   #valuesmatter  

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If materialistic pursuits, those that are embodied by the American Dream, are not making people happier, then are the hours we spend pursuing better careers, nicer homes, and faster cars, in vain? The problem is that people are simply spending their money on the wrong things (literally).

#moneytips   #moneywasters   #spendinghabit   #happier   #psychologytheory  

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Have you ever spent money on something that didn't make you as happy as you thought it would? If so, you're not alone.

#quantifiedself   #bigdata   #personalityprofile   #happiness_quizzes   #personality_test   #happiness_tests  
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