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Would winning the lottery make you happier? - Raj Raghunathan


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Imagine winning a multi-million dollar lottery tomorrow. If you’re like many of us, you’d be ecstatic, unable to believe your good luck. But would that joy still be there a few years later? Raj Raghunathan describes a phenomenon called hedonic adaptation, which may shed light on the answer.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Raj Raghunathan
  • Director Allen Laseter
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Allen Laseter
  • Designer Allen Laseter
  • Sound Designer Wes Slover
  • Composer Wes Slover
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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