hedonic treadmill

Greek translation: μαγκανοπήγαδο της ευτυχίας

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00:54 Jul 29, 2020
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Social Sciences - Economics
Additional field(s): Finance (general), Marketing / Market Research, Psychology
English term or phrase: hedonic treadmill
Definition from TapRun.com:
The human tendency to continuously adapt to a standard of living, such that increasing levels of wealth or comfort does not lead to permanent increases in happiness.

Example sentence(s):
  • It turns out that almost everybody experiences the hedonic treadmill. But if you learn to recognize its signs, you can build simple habits that will help increase your happiness without feeling the need to constantly buy new things. Develop Good Habits
  • A study by Barbara Fredrickson and colleagues Cohn, Coffey, Pek, and Finkel showed that the stream of positive emotions induced through loving-kindness meditation can outpace the effects of the hedonic treadmill (2008). PositivePsychology
  • The hedonic treadmill theory explains the often-held observation that rich people are no happier than poor people, and that those with severe money problems are sometimes quite happy. The theory supports the argument that money does not buy happiness and that the pursuit of money as a way to reach this goal is futile. Investopedia
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Greek translation:μαγκανοπήγαδο της ευτυχίας
το ατέρμονο κυνηγητό της ικανοποίησης
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4 +2μαγκανοπήγαδο της ευτυχίας
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
μαγκανοπήγαδο της ευτυχίας

Definition from αντικλείδι:
το ατέρμονο κυνηγητό της ικανοποίησης

Example sentence(s):
  • Πρόσφατα πολλοί ψυχολόγοι αυτή την ανελέητη και ατέρµονη αναζήτηση της ικανοποίησης την αποκάλεσαν µαγκανοπήγαδο της ευτυχίας. Ο άνθρωπος ζει σε µια εποχή χρησιµοθηρική, ανταγωνιστική, που η κύρια επιδίωξή της είναι η δηµιουργία πλαστών αναγκών. Όλοι σήµερα στοχεύουν στο πώς να ανεβάσουν το βιοτικό τους επίπεδο, σε σχέση με τον πλησίον τους. - Διατριβή  

Το «μαγκανοπήγαδο» γράφεται και «μαγγανοπήγαδο».
Έχει εμφανιστεί και η αποδοση «μαγγανοπήγαδο του ηδονισμού», αλλά δεν πρόκειται για «ηδονισμό» εδώ. Θα μπορούσε να χρησιμοποιηθεί το επίθετο «ηδονοθηρικός».
Nick Lingris
United Kingdom
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Native speaker of: Greek
PRO pts in category: 408

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Yes  Vicky Papaprodromou
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Yes  Vasiliki Nikolaidou
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