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A wandering mind is an unhappy mind.

Killingsworth M, Gilbert D ...see all

Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 330, issue 6006 (2010) p. 932

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We developed a smartphone technology to sample people's ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions and found (i) that people are thinking about what is not happening almost as often as they are thinking about what is and (ii) found that doing so typically makes them unhappy.

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  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Attention
  • Cellular Phone
  • Happiness
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Regression Analysis
  • Software
  • Thinking
  • Young Adult

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  • Matthew a Killingsworth

  • Daniel T Gilbert

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