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The Source and Outcomes of Happiness for College Students

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The purpose of this thesis is to explore if any correlation exists between the proposed components of happiness with overall self-perceived happiness. This thesis also explores how introversion and extraversion, gender, and working status affects the proposed components of happiness

The purpose of this thesis is to explore if any correlation exists between the proposed components of happiness with overall self-perceived happiness. This thesis also explores how introversion and extraversion, gender, and working status affects the proposed components of happiness for college students and how their happiness influences engagement, motivation, preference of organizational culture, and the activities that they engage in. This research was gathered from secondary sources and a survey that was given to undergraduate students at Arizona State University. We found that well-being, gratitude, achievement, psychological empowerment, and affection contribute to both extraverts and introverts' happiness. In addition, we found that extraverts reported higher means than introverts in each factor; including happiness in general and what contributes to it. Contrary to popular belief, our research shows that autonomy either had no correlation or negatively correlates with happiness. In addition, we found that both extraverts and introverts participate in social and nonsocial activities rather than solely on their expected type of activity. Our research also shows that females reported higher means than males on gratitude, achievement, and autonomy. One significant implication of this study is that it can help individuals to better understand themselves and people they interact with.

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2014-12

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An Exploration of Money and Happiness

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Financial literacy is an important aspect of human life, and understating and gaining knowledge about how to budget, invest, and successfully save is essential in order to experience a fulfilling life without the burden of debt. This thesis seeks to

Financial literacy is an important aspect of human life, and understating and gaining knowledge about how to budget, invest, and successfully save is essential in order to experience a fulfilling life without the burden of debt. This thesis seeks to raise awareness of financial literacy and to understand the way it is formed and conveyed. It first describes the different forms and amounts of debt Americans take on: consumer debt, credit card debt, and student loan debt. It next examines four currently popular financial curriculums: Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, Suze Orman’s The Nine Steps to Financial Freedom, Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez’s Your Money or Your Life. The thesis then discusses the psychological aspects of financial literacy, particularly happiness studies. It then examines financial literacy from the micro perspective of a Reddit forum content analysis and concludes by turning to American philosopher Henry David Thoreau’s ideas on how to live in a financially beneficial way.

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2020-05

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Abnormal Psychology Trends in Social Psychology: Depression and Anxiety Correlate with Aggression

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In the last 10 years there has been an increase in the number of mental health disorders in the United States. As these individuals with abnormal behavior start to become the norm, psychological research will need to adapt. The present

In the last 10 years there has been an increase in the number of mental health disorders in the United States. As these individuals with abnormal behavior start to become the norm, psychological research will need to adapt. The present work seeks to explore how to solve this problem by introducing abnormal behavior into social psychology. This can be done by measuring how depression and anxiety are related to aggression. The results from this study show that depression, anxiety, and aggression are all significantly correlated with each other and that only depression was a significant predictor for aggression. Although there are some limitations to this study, the results still suggest that the field of social psychology may need to start looking at how abnormal behavior can affect peoples’ behaviors.

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2022-05

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Denial in Addiction: Escaping Myself

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This memoir will be delivered in parts, beginning with the statistical data behind addiction, followed by memories of my life that exacerbated my alcohol use disorder. A painted picture of my existence will lead into the final part of gathered

This memoir will be delivered in parts, beginning with the statistical data behind addiction, followed by memories of my life that exacerbated my alcohol use disorder. A painted picture of my existence will lead into the final part of gathered resources to help yourself or others who may struggle with addiction. I plan to bring insight and education from an addict's point of view. I feel exposed as I write and peel back the deepest layers of what has consumed me for many years. Bringing my inner self to the light is helping me gain confidence in my sobriety. This being said, I am not special. I am not the first student to suffer from addiction and I, unfortunately, will not be the last. My hope is that you, or others in your life, through my story, can gain the confidence that you need to achieve control of the life you always wanted to live. Even though you have an addiction, addiction does not have you, as more than 23 million United States adults struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol.

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2022-05

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The Accuracy of Mental Disorders in Media, the Importance of Their Proper Portrayal, and the Affects They Have on Society

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The portrayal of those with mental health disorders in film and television, particularly those with disorders that label them as psychopaths, have often been overlooked. It is all too common for mental health disorders to be romanticized, dramatized, or simply

The portrayal of those with mental health disorders in film and television, particularly those with disorders that label them as psychopaths, have often been overlooked. It is all too common for mental health disorders to be romanticized, dramatized, or simply depicted incorrectly. The historical fiction films Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and My Friend Dahmer depict serial killers Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer respectively, and while depict historical events to a degree of accuracy, still take creative liberties. The proper definition of psychopathy must be analyzed more and the reason why films about psychopaths are popular with audiences must be as well.

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2022-05