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SxSW Panel Rutledge Segment: Does the Internet Make You Happy?

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SxSW Panel Rutledge Segment: Does the Internet Make You Happy?

  1. 1. Does the Internet Make You Happy?<br />Dr. Pamela Rutledge<br />Media Psychology Research Center<br />A Think Lab<br />Panel Presentation<br />SxSW 2011<br />March 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2. NO<br />
  3. 3. It’s not about the tools<br />
  4. 4. Happiness comes from within<br />
  5. 5. Happiness actually starts here<br />Neocortex<br />Emotional<br />Lizard<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. H = S + C + V<br />
  8. 8. The Psychology of Happiness<br />Voice <br />Social Affiliation<br />Agency<br />Engagement<br />Self-efficacy<br />
  9. 9. What makes people happy?<br />Seeing children smile<br />Laughing<br />Helping others<br />Connecting with others<br />Love<br />Freedom <br />Choice<br />Play<br />Gratitude<br />Competence<br />Good health<br />Sex<br />
  10. 10. The Internet doesn’t make you happy. <br />The Internet facilitates the human goals that make you happy.<br />
  11. 11. Thank You<br />Dr. Pamela Rutledge<br />SxSWPanel<br />March 13, 2011<br />Media Psychology Research Center<br />A Think Lab<br />pam@athinklab.com<br />

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