To Play or Not to Play: Can Lottery Winnings Buy Happiness?

November 28, 2012 – Tonight’s Powerball Lottery is 500 million dollars! What is the psychological and emotional impact of sudden wealth of that magnitude? Initially, of course, you would probably feel ecstatic. But psychology’s Adaptation Level phenomenon predicts that you will quickly adapt to this new level of wealth, begin to see it as normal, and […]