Peter N. Stearns
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//Features

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society
21 Jun 2012 // 7:00 PM

Employing his trademark inquiry of emotions in American history, Peter Stearns asks why, if modern life has been generally characterized by measurable themes of progress, abundance, and improvement, are people not happier or more content with their lot in life?

//Reviews

Unhappy? 'Satisfaction Not Guaranteed' Might Be Able to Explain Why
7 Aug 2012 // 6:10 PM

Progress may solve some problems, but it often brings about a completely new set, as well.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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