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The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness Book
Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-01-03
ISBN : 1101605502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling author of The How of Happiness reveals how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest moments Focusing on life’s biggest, messiest moments, Sonja Lyubomirsky provides readers with the clear-eyed vision they need to build the healthiest, most satisfying life. Lyubomirsky argues that we have been given false promises—myths that assure us that lifelong happiness will be attained once we hit the culturally confirmed markers of adult success. This black-and-white vision of happiness works to discourage us from recognizing the upside of any negative and limits our potential for personal growth. A corrective course on happiness and a call to regard life’s twists and turns with a more open mind, The Myths of Happiness shares practical lessons that prove we are more adaptable than we think we are. It empowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters most.

The how of Happiness

The how of Happiness Book
Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publisher : Piatkus Books
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780749952464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The key tenet of THE HOW OF HAPPINESS is that every human being has a happiness 'set point' which, depending on how high or low it is, can determine how positive or negative they feel. This book offers a practical approach to help readers increase their set point, and find a level of happiness above that which they would normally feel, and feel more satisfaction in life. Based on scientific research and trials, this is a groundbreaking book that offers a practical plan to enable readers to achieve a more positive outlook at home, at work and in their personal life. It will also be of enormous benefit to the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer from depression in the UK as it provides the tools to feel better about life.

The How of Happiness

The How of Happiness Book
Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-12-27
ISBN : 1101202807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve "A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment."—Psychology Today You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

100 Years of Happiness

100 Years of Happiness Book
Author : Nathan Carlin,Donald Capps
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1440803625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book sums up 100 of years of research into the study of happiness—from 19th century scientific insights on the subject to the pop psychology perspectives of modern-day America. * Concise summaries of classic debates on the meaning of happiness * An examination of cultural and individual belief systems regarding happiness

The Law of Happiness

The Law of Happiness Book
Author : Dr. Henry Cloud
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-06
ISBN : 0857201158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the beginning of time, people have searched for happiness and have amassed many and varied opinions on how it is found. Only recently has empirical science devoted extensive research to questions such as: Is happiness within our control? What role does God play in making people happy? How do I close the gap between where I want?Drawing from the latest scientific and psychological research on the quest for happiness, The Law of Happiness reveals that the spiritual truths of the Bible hold the secrets to the happiness we desire. As Dr Henry Cloud unpacks theseuniversal, eternal principles, he reveals that true happiness is not about circumstances, physical health, financialsuccess, or even about the people in our lives. In other words, it's not about the factors that are frequently beyond our control. Rather, happiness is found in choosing to become the kind of people God created us to be. With chapter titles like 'Happy People Connect', 'Happy People Are Envy-Free' and 'Happy People Forgive', Dr Cloud shows just how happiness is achieved as he sets readers on a pathway of spiritual transformation that connects them with the God of the universe. With these new tools, readers will discover that their relationships, their careers and their inner selves are infused with the joy they've been seeking.

The Law of Happiness

The Law of Happiness Book
Author : Henry Cloud
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-12-27
ISBN : 1439182469
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using new scientific research and ancient biblical truths, reveals how to close the happiness gap and attain personal joy.

Adam Smith s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness

Adam Smith   s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness Book
Author : John E. Hill
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-05
ISBN : 1137584122
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines Adam Smith’s main principles in Wealth of Nations as the basis for effective policymaking. Adam Smith wanted to increase happiness through this formula for a good life: equality, liberty, and justice. Free market interpretations of Smith, the book argues, grossly misrepresent his thought, emphasizing only liberty and not also equality and justice. This book suggests policies that combine all three in order for happiness to be maximized.

The Promise of Happiness

The Promise of Happiness Book
Author : Sara Ahmed
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2010-03-16
ISBN : 082239278X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the “happiness duty,” the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. Happiness is promised to those willing to live their lives in the right way. Ahmed draws on the intellectual history of happiness, from classical accounts of ethics as the good life, through seventeenth-century writings on affect and the passions, eighteenth-century debates on virtue and education, and nineteenth-century utilitarianism. She engages with feminist, antiracist, and queer critics who have shown how happiness is used to justify social oppression, and how challenging oppression causes unhappiness. Reading novels and films including Mrs. Dalloway, The Well of Loneliness, Bend It Like Beckham, and Children of Men, Ahmed considers the plight of the figures who challenge and are challenged by the attribution of happiness to particular objects or social ideals: the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, the angry black woman, and the melancholic migrant. Through her readings she raises critical questions about the moral order imposed by the injunction to be happy.

The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness Book
Author : Brendan Kelly
Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release : 2021-04-09
ISBN : 0717190099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The science of happiness is a new and flourishing area of scientific research that provides us with a clear understanding of what actually makes us happy. In this timely book, leading psychiatrist Professor Brendan Kelly examines the most up-to-date findings to arrive at a comprehensive set of principles and strategies that are scientifically proven to increase happiness levels. Combining research evidence with scientific, psychological and even spiritual advice, it will enable us to chart a happier path through our complex world. Professor Kelly examines features of the brain that lead us to think the way we do, common misconceptions about happiness, interesting facts about happiness trends around the world and the research that can empower us to create the circumstances for happiness to flourish in our lives. Does a superb job at tackling that most bedevilling of things – happiness. Reading this book will bring it a step closer in your life.’ Professor Luke O’Neill

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness Book
Author : Bob Dempsey
Publisher : Booktango
Release : 2015-09-30
ISBN : 1468965387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You want to be happy, but how much extra time do you really have to research? Cut through the anecdotes, opinions, and fluffy one-liners and see what science says about getting happy. You'll learn: 4 Proven Ways to Increase Happiness Money & Happiness What Determines Your Happiness Level Controlling Happiness Confusions and Obstacles to Happiness Hi, I'm Bob Dempsey. I’m the crash test dummy of happiness. Testing what works, so you don’t have to. Join me and learn exactly how to improve your life. Period. I’ve been featured on Lifehack, The Good Men Project, Pick The Brain, Finer Minds, and Change Your Thoughts, to name a few. I have a growing community of over 13, 000 amazing people getting my newsletter and picture quotes.

Oxford Handbook of Happiness

Oxford Handbook of Happiness Book
Author : Susan David,Susan A. David,Amanda Conley Ayers,Ilona Boniwell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-02-13
ISBN : 0198714629
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness. Its editors and chapter contributors are world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, education, philosophy, social policy and economics.

The Blue Zones of Happiness

The Blue Zones of Happiness Book
Author : Dan Buettner
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2017-10-03
ISBN : 1426218494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world's happiest places—and shows you how to apply these lessons to your own life. In this inspiring guide, you’ll find game-changing tools drawn from global research and expert insights for achieving maximum fulfillment. Along the way, you'll: • Discover the three strands of happiness—pleasure, purpose, and pride—that feature prominently in the world's happiest places. • Take the specially designed Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where you could cultivate greater joy, deeper meaning, and increased satisfaction. • Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars: inspiring individuals from Denmark to the United States who reveal dynamic, practical ways to improve day-to-day living. • Discover specific, science-based strategies for setting up a “life radius” of community, work, home, and self to create healthier, happiness-boosting habits for the long-term.

The Seductiveness of Virtue

The Seductiveness of Virtue Book
Author : John J. Fitzgerald
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2016-12-15
ISBN : 0567657019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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John J. Fitzgerald addresses here one of life's enduring questions - how to achieve personal fulfillment and more specifically whether we can do so through ethical conduct. He focuses on two significant twentieth-century theologians - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Pope John Paul II - seeing both as fitting dialogue partners, given the former's influence on the Second Vatican Council's deliberations on the Jews, and the latter's groundbreaking overtures to the Jews in the wake of his experiences in Poland before and during World War II. Fitzgerald demonstrates that Heschel and John Paul II both suggest that doing good generally leads us to growth in various components of personal fulfillment, such as happiness, meaning in life, and freedom from selfish desires. There are, however, some key differences between the two theologians - John Paul II emphasizes more strongly the relationship between acting well and attaining eternal life, whereas Heschel wrestles more openly with the possibility that religious commitment ultimately involves anxiety and sadness. By examining historical and contemporary analyses, including the work of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the philosopher Peter Singer, and some present-day psychologists, Fitzgerald builds a narrative that shows the promise and limits of Heschel's and John Paul II's views.

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness Book
Author : Ruth Whippman
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-03-10
ISBN : 1473519608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Essential reading. So funny, so relevant, so fascinating ... I loved it' Marian Keyes 'A whip-sharp British Bill Bryson' Sunday Times 'Ruth Whippman is my new favorite cultural critic, and her book was such a joy to read' Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B (co-authored with Sheryl Sandberg) When British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America it seemed that everyone she met was obsessed with one thing: finding happiness. Americans spend more money and energy on becoming happier than anyone on earth, but yet they are some of the least happy people in the developed world. So Ruth sets off on a journey to work out what’s going wrong, and most importantly, what lessons we can all learn about what truly makes for a happy life. From nearly falling apart during a controversial self-help course promising total transformation, to investigating a 'happiness city' in the Nevada desert, from spending time with the Mormons in Utah to exploring the darker truths behind the positive psychology movement, Ruth tries it all. Along the way she stumbles upon a more effective, less anxiety inducing path to contentment.

Exploring Positive Psychology The Science of Happiness and Well Being

Exploring Positive Psychology  The Science of Happiness and Well Being Book
Author : Erik M. Gregory,Pamela B. Rutledge
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2016-10-03
ISBN : 1610699408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looking for an introduction to positive psychology that offers real-life examples? This overview of the science of happiness supplies case studies from some of the world's most successful organizations and describes ways to experience the personal impact of this exciting scientific field. Grounded in academics but accessible to a wide range of readers Challenges the reader to engage in the material and examine the application of positive psychology across multiple domains Provides an extensive bibliography with references to books, journal articles, popular press articles, and websites Includes examples of how media and technology can promote happiness and well-being Provides practical and applied knowledge in the field that can be used in one's daily life

The Politics of Happiness

The Politics of Happiness Book
Author : Derek Bok
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2010-02-01
ISBN : 1400832195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New insights into what makes people happy and how policymakers can foster greater satisfaction for all During the past forty years, thousands of studies have been carried out on the subject of happiness. Some have explored the levels of happiness or dissatisfaction associated with typical daily activities, such as working, seeing friends, or doing household chores. Others have tried to determine the extent to which income, family, religion, and other factors are associated with the satisfaction people feel about their lives. The Gallup organization has begun conducting global surveys of happiness, and several countries are considering publishing periodic reports on the growth or decline of happiness among their people. One nation, tiny Bhutan, has actually made "Gross National Happiness" the central aim of its domestic policy. How might happiness research affect government policy in the United States--and beyond? In The Politics of Happiness, former Harvard president Derek Bok examines how governments could use the rapidly growing research data on what makes people happy--in a variety of policy areas to increase well-being and improve the quality of life for all their citizens. Bok first describes the principal findings of happiness researchers. He considers how reliable the results appear to be and whether they deserve to be taken into account in devising government policies. Recognizing both the strengths and weaknesses of happiness research, Bok looks at the policy implications for economic growth, equality, retirement, unemployment, health care, mental health, family programs, education, and government quality, among other subjects. Timely and incisive, The Politics of Happiness sheds new light on what makes people happy and how government policy could foster greater satisfaction for all.

Semiotics of Happiness

Semiotics of Happiness Book
Author : Ashley Frawley
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-02-26
ISBN : 147252330X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Semiotics of Happiness examines the rise of 'happiness' (and its various satellite terminologies) as a social and political semiotic, exploring its origins in the US and subsequent spread into the UK and across the globe. The research takes as its starting point the development of discussions about happiness in UK newspapers in which dedicated advocates began to claim that a new 'science of happiness' had been discovered and argued for social and political change on its behalf. Through an in-depth analysis of the written and visual rhetoric and subsequent activities of these influential 'claims-makers', Frawley argues that happiness became a serious political issue not because of a growing unhappiness in society nor a demand 'on the ground' for new knowledge about it, but rather because influential and dedicated 'insiders' took the issue on at a cultural moment when problems cast in emotional terms were particularly likely to make an impact. Emerging from the analysis is the observation that, while apparently positive and light-hearted, the concern with happiness implicitly affirms a 'vulnerability' model of human functioning, encourages a morality of low expectations, and in spite of the radical language used to describe it, is ultimately conservative and ideally suited to an era of 'no alternative' (to capitalism).

The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World

The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World Book
Author : Dr. James B. Allen, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2017-07-26
ISBN : 0826132839
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written in a conversational style yet empirically grounded, this book reviews what we know about the science of happiness. It is the first text to closely examine the social psychological processes as well as individualistic approaches that affect happiness. It explores how our social, cultural, and economic environment, the personal choices we make, and our evolutionary heritage shape our happiness. Topics that are inherently interesting to students such as how income and unemployment, marriage, children, and relationships, health, work, religion, economic growth, and personal safety affect happiness, are reviewed. Research from psychology, economics, and sociology is examined providing an interdisciplinary perspective of this fascinating field. Social issues such as income inequality and the effects of advertising, materialism, and competition are also explored. Highlights include: Covers both the socio-structural issues and individual differences that impact our happiness providing the most comprehensive coverage of any text available. Emphasizes a social psychological approach that considers factors such as income, economics, culture, work, materialism, relationships, religion, and more, often ignored in other texts. Relates the material to students’ lives by posing questions throughout the text to further spark interest in the subject matter. Highlights the latest research and the methodologies used to obtain it to help students better understand how to interpret results. Reviews the evidence that shows that happiness can change over time and how to increase it. Examines how positive emotions and how we interpret events impacts our well-being, along with empirically verified interventions and possible societal changes that can improve happiness. Features a chapter on evolutionary psychology that suggests that there are limits to happiness but how it can be enhanced by pursuing behaviors associated with the successes of our ancestors. Intersperses summary paragraphs throughout the chapters to facilitate learning. Provides discussion questions, activities, assignments, and suggested videos, websites, examples, and additional readings in the instructor’s resources to stimulate critical thinking and class discussion. Features web based instructor’s resources including PowerPoints, sample syllabi, lecture tips and suggestions, and more. Intended for as a text upper-division courses in the psychology of happiness or positive psychology or as a supplement in courses in social or health psychology or psychology of adjustment.

The 8 Secrets of Happiness

The 8 Secrets of Happiness Book
Author : Martin Robinson
Publisher : Lion Books
Release : 2009-10-01
ISBN : 0745959016
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We are surrounded by innumerable products promising to make us more attractive, more healthy, more popular and more successful. But somehow, it's not quite enough - there's more to happiness than having a great job, designer clothes, a busy social life or a fat bank balance. This book guides you through the 8 secrets which psychologists have discovered to be the foundations of happiness, revealing a hidden dimension they all share. In an age of unprecedented wealth, coupled with unprecedented unhappiness and even depression, this book is a timely wake-up call.

The Gospel of Happiness

The Gospel of Happiness Book
Author : Christopher Kaczor
Publisher : Image
Release : 2015-09-08
ISBN : 0804141010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is true happiness? How can you experience it? And can you live it wholeheartedly in your day-to-day life? Every thoughtful person asks such questions. Thoughtful Christians ask a few more questions such as, Can Christian practices enhance happiness? If so, how? And does Christianity provide happiness in a way that other paths, like psychology, cannot? Christopher Kaczor suggests answers to these and other questions about how to be happier. In The Gospel of Happiness, the bestselling author of The Seven Big Myths of the Catholic Church highlights seven ways in which positive psychology and Christian practice can lead to personal and spiritual transformation. Focusing on empirical findings in positive psychology that point to the wisdom of many Christian practices and teachings, the author provides not only practical suggestions on how to become happier in everyday life but provides insight on how to deepen Christian practice and increase love of God and neighbor in new and bold ways. “Part of the Christian message is that authentic happiness is to be found not in selfishness, but self-giving,” writes Dr. Kaczor. “In this book, I highlight the many ways in which positive psychology and Christian practice overlap. All of this points us toward deeper fulfillment in this life, and in the life to come.”