UT study finds gratitude is the key to happiness

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‘Tis the season to be grateful. And being grateful for what you have may be the key to happiness, according to research by a UT professor that was featured by WATE-TV. Jeff Larsen, associate professor of psychology, investigated whether the maxim “it’s more important to want what you have than to have what you want” is true. “Rather than focusing on money, if the goal is to be happy, then we’re better off investing not in money, not in things, not in career, rather in our relationships with other people,” he told anchor Lori Tucker.