字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Julian Huguet: Would you like some snacks? Participant 1: Ooo yum! JH: Yes exactly! Would you like any snacks or any? Participant 2: Yes all of them! JH: By all means! [title music] JH: In order to be happy, you need to be successful. Thank you. If you work hard, if you're good enough eventually your efforts are going to be recognized and rewarded. Well what if I told you you had it backwards.That being successful doesn't make lead to happiness, but rather, happiness leads to success. You need a minute to process that? It's fine. I'll wait. It's true! Happy people are better at problem solving, figuring out new options, and being creative! Statistically happy people perform better with marriage, friendships, income, work performance, and health! I kid you not, someone somewhere figured that out. I don't know them, but here. We wanted to see if we could prove it ourselves here in our lab. We gathered a selection of volunteers and we split them into two groups, a control group and an experimental group. For the experimental group we tried to change their mood with something called positive affectivity. That's science for we affected them positively. JH: Would you like some snacks? Would you like some snacks or any. Participant 1: Yes, all of them! [laughs] JH: By all means! We have a video queued up for you that we'd like you to check out. JH: We'd also like to thank you for coming in and sharing your time with us so we'd like to offer you a gift card. Participant 3: Sweet! JH: Yeah! JH: A gift card for you as another token of our appreciation. JH: For our control group we gave them nothing. [crickets chirping] JH: Then we gave everybody the same problem solving exercise. We gave everybody ten minutes. JH: We have a little puzzle for you. P1: Okay! JH: So we have this cork board and a candle, and a box. Inside this box are tacks and matches. Your puzzle, should you choose to accept it, is keeping this cork board upright, you have to somehow affix this candle to the board in such a way that when you light it and let it run down completely none of the wax will drip on the table, on the support, on the floor, anything like that. Does that make sense? Participant 4: Yeah P3: Anywhere on the cork board? JH: Mhm. P2: Am I okay to still eat? JH: Absolutely! Good luck! Participant 5: When should I begin? JH: Now! So would the group we put in a good mood perform better than the control group? Let's find out! P2: I don't know how long this is gonna take. P1: There's not gonna be wind or anything like it's just..nothing crazy like that? JH: No, we're not gonna submit it through like structural test or anything no it's okay. P4: I need like Jeopardy music or something like that. P5: But it's okay to drip on the board. JH: The board itself? The cork board? No. P5: No? JH: No P5: What it's gonna dissipate? P1: Can I tear this? JH: Yup! P5: What's going on right there? P2: I can use the box too right? P2: Yay! JH: Success! Let me see that candle burning! Yeah you got it! Way to go! JH: You melted the wax and stuck it directly on the cork board. It's creative, I will give you that. It's not the answer. P6: What do you mean? JH: Well if you were to light this and the candle were to meltdown. P6: Eventually, yeah but that's gonna happen however you do it. JH: Not necessarily! P6: Okay. JH: You got it! P5: I got it? JH: Woah, that was close. That was a buzzer beater! JH: It's definitely interesting. JH: I think it's safe in saying, the simplest solution we've seen all day. JH: This satisfies all the requirements we gave you! P1: Yes! JH: Definitely! JH: Congratulations let me very carefully. P4: I don't want to burn the place down! JH: Well, what do we have here? P7: Nothing. [laughs] JH: I wouldn't say that! JH: Do you feel like you're better at coming up with options, different options, when you're in a good mood? P4: I would say so, my mind is just more expanded when I'm in a good mood. It kinda helps me to just breathe and think about it more instead of just trying to force it to get done. JH: Do you think success leads to happiness or happiness leads to success. P5: Ah, the age old question. Success is when preparation meets opportunity, so to answer your question I think its not relevant in terms of success. Everybody has their own opinions on what success is! JH: Does success lead to happiness or does happiness lead to success. P1: Obviously if you're happy then you're probably gonna be more successful and everybody has different definition of success. So if you're happy and you're doing what you love, hey you're successful. So it just depends on your own definition of success, so I think happiness has to come first. JH: Do you think success leads to happiness or happiness leads to success? P8: If you're happier, you probably think more clearly, more optimistically and then you have better chances at success. JH: What are the results? We found that the group we subjected to positive affectivity on average solved it 14% faster than the control group. Now there's no way to know for sure if the people we brought in for our experimental group were just naturally better problem solvers to begin with. Plus we had a very small sample size, so the results aren't bulletproof. But, take it for what it's worth! In fact I'll even let you in on a little secret. I'm not a real scientist! Felt good to get that off my chest. So, go on then, be happy! [off camera]: What if we're not happy? JH: Well it's funny you should ask that because I actually have four episodes down here that can help you flip the switch. I'm Julian and this has been The Science of Happiness. SoulPancake Subscribe!