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  • Researchers look for ingredients of happiness around the world

    Abraham Maslow's "hierarchy of needs" suggests that basic needs must be fulfilled before higher needs are pursued, but a new study indicates that people benefit from satisfying any of these needs in any order.

    Abraham Maslow's "hierarchy of needs" suggests that basic needs must be fulfilled before higher needs are pursued, but a new study indicates that people benefit from satisfying any of these needs in any order.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Ed Diener, email ediener@illinois.edu.

     The paper, “Needs and Subjective Well-Being Around the World,” in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.