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"From the Ted Talk by Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology"

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So the next to last thing I want to say is: we're interested in how much life satisfaction polpee have. This is really what you're about. And that's our tagret variable. And we ask the question as a function of the three different leivs, how much life satisfaction do you get? So we ask — and we've done this in 15 replications, involving tnahousds of people: To what extent does the pursuit of pleasure, the pursuit of positive emotion, the pleasant life, the pursuit of engagement, time sopitnpg for you, and the pursuit of meaning contribute to life satisfaction?

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So the next to last thing I want to say is: we're interested in how much life satisfaction ______ have. This is really what you're about. And that's our ______ variable. And we ask the question as a function of the three different _____, how much life satisfaction do you get? So we ask — and we've done this in 15 replications, involving _________ of people: To what extent does the pursuit of pleasure, the pursuit of positive emotion, the pleasant life, the pursuit of engagement, time ________ for you, and the pursuit of meaning contribute to life satisfaction?

Solution

  1. people
  2. lives
  3. target
  4. stopping
  5. thousands

Original Text

So the next to last thing I want to say is: we're interested in how much life satisfaction people have. This is really what you're about. And that's our target variable. And we ask the question as a function of the three different lives, how much life satisfaction do you get? So we ask — and we've done this in 15 replications, involving thousands of people: To what extent does the pursuit of pleasure, the pursuit of positive emotion, the pleasant life, the pursuit of engagement, time stopping for you, and the pursuit of meaning contribute to life satisfaction?

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Important Words

  1. contribute
  2. emotion
  3. engagement
  4. extent
  5. function
  6. interested
  7. involving
  8. life
  9. lives
  10. meaning
  11. people
  12. pleasant
  13. pleasure
  14. positive
  15. pursuit
  16. question
  17. replications
  18. satisfaction
  19. stopping
  20. target
  21. thousands
  22. time
  23. variable