Ratio for a good life exposed as 'nonsense'

Ratio for a good life exposed as 'nonsense'

Highly touted measure of emotional health criticized as math disaster

By Bruce Bower, 14:56 PM August 23, 2013

A 52-year-old, part-time graduate student with no previous training in psychology and little math education beyond high school has knocked a celebrated measure of the emotional mix needed to live well off its mathematical pedestal.

Nicholas Brown, who is completing a master’s degree in applied positive psychology at the University of East London in England, teamed up with two colleagues to demolish the math at the heart of a widely cited October 2005 American Psychologist paper that claimed to...

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