Ryan Howell

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Area of expertise: 

the relationships among wealth

consumption and happiness

factors that affect human happiness

personality and happiness

About: 
Ryan Howell is an expert on the link between purchasing habits and happiness and how such factors as personality and an individual's approach to the past, present and future affect their happiness. His research suggests that people gain greater happiness from spending money on life experiences rather than material items.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D, social/personality psychology, University of California, Riverside
Office Phone: 
415 405 2140
Email: 
rhowell@sfsu.edu