How do the diverse disciplines of economics, pscyhology, and philosophy contribute to the contemporary study of happines?
Economics is based on the theory of Rational Agents, where we are based on trying to maximize self-interest. The problem is that humans are emotional and we have biases, which is where psychology comes in. Cognitive psychology is where we, as humans believe we are perfectly aware of all the information, but in reality we are biased because we are not aware. For example, the world survey of well-being states that as GDP increases with time, our well being increases as well. Psychology, especially positive psychology is important for humanistic psychology. Philosophy is important was religious and cultural human wisdom. – Amanda Alfino 10:44, 9 March 2007 (PST) Good start. More detail could be included. Humanistic psychology and positive psychology are two different theories of psychology, so I’m not sure that connection is very clear. Psychology deals with our thoughts and cognitions; a lot of psychology (positive psych, esp.) deals with increasing happiness and helping to find happines