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Week 3 Quiz >> The Science of Well-Being

Week 3 Quiz >> The Science of Well-Being

1. When you do a google search for “[Social Media Platform] makes me feel” you get AutoFill searches like this:

Which of the following Annoying Features of our mind best fits these patterns?

  • Annoying Feature #1 – our minds’ strongest intuitions are often totally wrong
  • Annoying Feature #2 – our minds don’t think in terms of absolutes; our minds judge to relative reference points
  • Annoying Feature #3 – our minds are built to get used to stuff
  • Annoying Feature #4 – we don’t realize that our minds are built to get used to stuff

2. Many people chase things like high salaries, perfect bodies, extreme weight loss, cosmetic surgery, and luxury items because they are convinced that attaining these things will make them happy. Which of the following Annoying Features fits best?

  • Annoying Feature #1 – our minds’ strongest intuitions are often totally wrong
  • Annoying Feature #2 – our minds don’t think in terms of absolutes; our minds judge to relative reference points
  • Annoying Feature #3 – our minds are built to get used to stuff
  • Annoying Feature #4 – we don’t realize that our minds are built to get used to stuff

3. In a study where teens forecasted their happiness level if they failed a driver’s exam, teens continued to mispredict their emotions even if they had failed their drivers test a few times before. Which of the following Annoying Features fits best?

  • Annoying Feature #1 – our minds’ strongest intuitions are often totally wrong
  • Annoying Feature #2 – our minds don’t think in terms of absolutes; our minds judge to relative reference points
  • Annoying Feature #3 – our minds are built to get used to stuff
  • Annoying Feature #4 – we don’t realize that our minds are built to get used to stuff

4. Lottery winners are not significantly happier than those in a control group a year after winning the lottery. Which of the following Annoying Features fits best?

  • Annoying Feature #1 – our minds’ strongest intuitions are often totally wrong
  • Annoying Feature #2 – our minds don’t think in terms of absolutes; our minds judge to relative reference points
  • Annoying Feature #3 – our minds are built to get used to stuff
  • Annoying Feature #4 – we don’t realize that our minds are built to get used to stuff

5. On average, people would rather make less if their peers earned less over being paid more if their peers make more. Which of the following Annoying Features fits best?

  • Annoying Feature #1 – our minds’ strongest intuitions are often totally wrong
  • Annoying Feature #2 – our minds don’t think in terms of absolutes; our minds judge to relative reference points
  • Annoying Feature #3 – our minds are built to get used to stuff
  • Annoying Feature #4 – we don’t realize that our minds are built to get used to stuff

6. According to one study, higher levels of TV viewing leads to a higher estimate of others’ wealth and a lower estimate of personal wealth. Which of the following Annoying Features fits best?

  • Annoying Feature #1 – our minds’ strongest intuitions are often totally wrong
  • Annoying Feature #2 – our minds don’t think in terms of absolutes; our minds judge to relative reference points
  • Annoying Feature #3 – our minds are built to get used to stuff
  • Annoying Feature #4 – we don’t realize that our minds are built to get used to stuff

7. Did you do your rewirements this week? (Don’t worry, there is no wrong answer.)

  • Yes
  • No

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