Tushar KunduResearch Assistant to Dr. Dan Benjamin
My current research focus is on subjective well-being and social science genetics.
I believe that both these fields further our understanding of human behavior and have deep implications for improving the effectivness of public policy. In addition, both are cutting-edge fields with rapidly growing interest, so it is exciting to enter at an early stage.
Simply learning that questions related to social science genetics and subjective well-being are answerable! It is exciting that data collection and analysis methods have progressed far enough to make this possible.
Although humans are objectively better off now than in the past due to technological advances, why is the trend in human happiness arguably flat, or at least unclear?
How can we use subjective well-being to better understand the impact of public policy on individuals apart from traditional objective measurements such as unemployment and income level?
Phone and Internet Surveys
Happiness = Reality - Expectations
The breakdown between nature and nurture
I can (almost always) decide to wake up at any time without using an alarm clock.