Under the Microscope
5:05 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

How to be happy

On today’s show, we’ll hear about an unlikely place to get small electronics repaired, and learn more about the key to being happy.

Personal technology is getting cheaper, better AND smaller.  But have you ever tried getting a broken cellphone or mp3 player fixed? KBIA’s Scott Pham gave it a shot and found that with some of our electronics, you can’t bring them to a computer repair person anymore.  You bring them to a jeweler.

Also, an MU psychology professor has now put a tactical spin on happiness. Dr. Ken Sheldon recently published what he calls “the happiness model” – a psychological tool that might help some people improve their emotions. Dr. Sheldon sat down with KBIA’s Matt Veto to discuss his research. He began by discussing something he calls hedonic adaptation. 

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