Behavioral Policy Works in Progress: What Happiness Data Means

Date & Time Dec 08 2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Ori Heffetz
Audience Open to the Public, Registration Required

Professor Ori Heffetz, who has been visiting Princeton's Kahneman-Treisman Center and the Center for Health and Well-Being this year from Hebrew University, will present ongoing research, Thursday, December 8 at 12 noon, in the Behavioral Works in Progress Series.

When people are asked about their own well-being, what is actually being measured in the data and on what features of life do responses chiefly depend? How much of one's life domain, time horizon and the way we think about others is driving our answers to typical self-report well-being surveys? Professor Heffetz will reflect on how much disagreement there is among well-being researchers today and will present new findings from surveys asking respondents to be introspective about why they answer the way they do. The talk will present some lessons learned and practical advice to anyone who wants to collect self-reported well-being data on their own surveys.

All members of the Princeton community—undergraduates, graduate students, fellows, staff, and faculty—are invited. Lunch will be served at noon with a 30-40 minute presentation beginning at 12:15, with time afterward for discussion. Please RSVP for lunch by Monday, December 5.