Factors That Affect Individual Happiness

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Task 1
(a)
Discuss the extent to which the following factors affect individual happiness. You must write about at least three of these factors. Please choose from: social class, historical legacy, education, social relationships, money, attitude, behaviour or work.

(b)
What effect do the four selected factors of attitude, behaviour, social class and money have on individual happiness?

Task 2
Essay task question: Discuss the extent to which the following factors affect individual happiness. You must write about at least three of these factors. Please choose from: social class, historical legacy, education, social relationships, money, attitude, behaviour or work.

Thesis statement: This essay will argue that the effect of conventional approaches to attitude, behaviour, social class and money, that exist within society, leads to less individual happiness, rather than more.

Topic sentence 1: A common attitude towards happiness that exists within society, is that happiness must be continuously maintained, no matter the circumstances, if individuals want to remain happy.
1(a) Trying to be continuously happy is actually having the opposite effect (Bastian).
1(b) Bastian’s research results regarding social expectancies not to feel sad.
1(c) Einarsdóttir’s research into staff in a neonatal intensive unit, that indicated they are still happy, despite the negative aspects of their work.

Topic sentence 2: An individual’s behaviour is affected by their pursuit of success and the…
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