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... also referred to as hedonic treadmill, is defined as "the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes" - Positive Psychology Program.
After a while, people become used to change...
Critics view the hedonic adaptation tendency as a generalization that fails to take potentially shifting factors into account.
People become used to whatever changes are causing their increase in happiness. Over time, the initial excitement of the thing that happened wears off with a return to the "set level of happiness."
Someone who undergoes a positive experience with desirable offshoots can shift their levels o...
The process of hedonic adaptation can be minimized, if not eliminated.
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