Conditions on Happiness a Growing Essay

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The items are coded form 1= not at all to 7= a great deal. Two of the questions are:

In general, I consider myself not a very happy person (running the gamut to) a very happy person.

Compared to most of my peers, I consider myself: less happy (running the gamut to) more happy.

In order to most accurately and scientifically evaluate the effect of the differing variables, I will also closely scrutinize effects of other conditions in my life so as to ascertain that no stressors are occurring at the moment that may contaminate the study and raise or lower my happiness mood.

Being that this is a qualitative study, and that it will be difficult to bracket surrounding variables, I will use the phenomenological method to conduct this study. The phenomenological approach is best for understanding description of lived experience in regards to methods that include observation, interviews, discussion, and participant involvement. The objective is 'to get into' the subject, understand him or her as best as possible, in order to understand her perspective and interpret him as he does himself. It can also be used for interviews and for textual analyses such as memoirs and other accounts of an individual's life. What phenomenology essentially involves is bracketing one's assumptions in an act called 'epoche' so that one attempts to perceive the other and occurrences objectively.

Finally, a MANOVA will be used to contrast results.

Limitations and Directions for Future research

Limitations include the fact that this is a personal study involving self-reflection. Self-reflection is notoriously deceptive and a personal study has all the limitations of myself rationalizing my behavior and emotion, being immune to certain external conditions and not realizing the extent or influence of these conditions on my emotions, as well as countless other factors. In other words, singling out the effects of the variable on my mood is challenging to do since numerous other impacting variables may interfere with results. A far more effective manner -- given the time and possibility of selecting individuals -- would be by randomly selecting a sufficiently large population of people who would be well-matched and carefully scrutinized in order to assess that confounding variables will be as closely as possible eliminated from the study. Certain numerous and painstaking conditions will also have to be implemented in order to ensure objectivity, validity, and reliability of study.

References.

Baron, R.A., Byrne, D., & Branscombe, N.R. (2006). Social Psychology (11th Ed.). Pearson Education, Inc.

Campbell, B. (n.d.) Phenomenology as research method. Victoria Univ.

http://www.staff.vu.edu.au/syed/alrnnv/papers/bev.html

Leighton, J.P. (2006). Teaching and assessing deductive reasoning skills. The Journal of Experimental Education, 74(2), 109-136.

Ornstein, R., & Swencions, C. (Eds.). (1990). The healing brain: A scientific reader. New York: The Guilford Press.

Pinel, J.P.J. (2006). Biopsychology (6th Ed.). U.S.A.: Pearson.

Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS)http://www.cnbc.com/id/25708575/The_How_of_Happiness_The_Subjective_Happiness_Scale

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References.

Baron, R.A., Byrne, D., & Branscombe, N.R. (2006). Social Psychology (11th Ed.). Pearson Education, Inc.

Campbell, B. (n.d.) Phenomenology as research method. Victoria Univ.

http://www.staff.vu.edu.au/syed/alrnnv/papers/bev.html

Leighton, J.P. (2006). Teaching and assessing deductive reasoning skills. The Journal of Experimental Education, 74(2), 109-136.

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