Professor of Psychology
Area of expertise:
The relationships among wealth, consumption and happiness
Factors that affect human happiness
Personality and happiness
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.
Ph.D, social/personality psychology, University of California, Riverside