Reviewed by Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD
Take the Happiness Quiz First! Before reading this FAQ, challenge yourself and
Test your Knowledge!
Q:Negative emotions are more powerful than positive emotions. True or False?
Q:Which pair of chemicals is NOT used by the body to feel good?
A:Cortisol and prolactin.
Cortisol and prolactin are stress hormones. Cortisol contributes to the body's fight or flight response, increasing heart rate, breathing rate, and appetite. Prolactin tends to increase in response to depression, producing a consoling response.
Q:From a 2013 study of happiness, which country ranks #1 in life satisfaction?
Q:In general happy people do NOT have higher incomes or higher intellect than most? True or false?
Q:People are hardwired to be either naturally happy or not. True or False?
Q:Where do the happiest people in the United States live?
A:Research indicates that 6 of the top 10 ranked states for happiness are in the southern United States.
Q:You are more likely to be unhappy if you live in California. True or False?
Q:At what age are people happiest?
A:People are happiest at age 50 and above.
Q:Money makes people happier than sex. True or False?
Q:What is the mesolimbic system?
A:The mesolimbic system produces excitement and happy anticipation that happens when seeking rewards, satisfaction, and joy.
Q:What method is used to help people gain physical and emotional healing and wellness?
Q:Suppression of sadness is one of the keys to long-term happiness. True or False?
Q:Gratitude improves one's own sense of happiness. True or False?
Q:"Hedonophobia," "hedonism," and "hedonist" are terms rooted in the Greek word that means what?
A:Pleasure. The words hedonism, hedonophobia, and hedonist come from "hedone," the Greek word for pleasure.
Q:What do laughter and comedy do for the human body?
A:Laughter and humor have been found to have a number of health benefits.
Source quiz on MedicineNet
Improve your Health I.Q. on Happinessback to top ↑
Happiness Related Slideshows
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions