3 degrees of influence

“Research has been able to inform us that our likelihood of feeling happy is directly impacted on by how happy others are around us. This can be the case with what has been called three degrees of influence. That is, how happy you feel can be affected by how happy your friend’s friend’s friend is.

The opposite is also true, that how sad or unhappy you feel is influenced in a similar fashion, but the impact of positive emotion is greater than the negative.”

Thinking About Learning

I was at an Action for Happiness talk the other evening by Nic Marks. He’s authored The Happiness Manifesto and came up with the Happy Planet Index. He was talking about his thoughts on what he called Intelligent Happiness. A play on Emotional Intelligence and a term he freely shared is one that may need to be evolved.

Part of his talk he was speaking about the influence of our network on how we feel, and this is something I’ve come across previously, and really starts you thinking about who is in your network and why they’re there.

Research has been able to inform us that our likelihood of feeling happy is directly impacted on by how happy others are around us. This can be the case with what has been called three degrees of influence. That is, how happy you feel can be affected by how happy your…

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Autor: Julia Echeverría Moran

International Independant Consultant. E-Learning, Social Media, Gamifition, NetWork. Soy una profesional senior y me apasiona mi trabajo, sobre todo el campo de la investigación y la docencia. Viajera incansable, practico yoga y doy largos paseos. Cuando estoy en España, vivo en un hermoso pueblo ubicado en un valle, de la Alcarria de Guadalajara, desde aquí trabajo y me comunico con todos vosotros. Todo lo que encontraréis en este blog, son mis reflexiones, investigaciones, propuestas y enlaces de interés sobre la educación y todo lo relacionado con ella. Reciban un cordial saludo. Julia Echeverría

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