Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2008
Total pages :366
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 159420148X

Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding whath

Author : Ed Diener,Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release :2011-09-07
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781444356557

Utilizing sophisticated methodology and three decades of research by the world's leading expert on happiness, Happiness challenges the present thinking of the causes and consequences of happiness and redefines our modern notions of happiness. shares the results of three decades of research on our notions of happiness covers the most important advances in our understanding of happiness offers readers unparalleled access to the world's leading experts on happiness provides "real world" examples that will resonate with general readers as well as scholars Winner of the 2008 PSP Prose Award for Excellence in Psychology, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers

Author : Daniel Nettle
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release :2005-05-12
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780191604744

What exactly is happiness? Can we measure it? Why are some people happy and others not? And is there a drug that could eliminate all unhappiness? People all over the world, and throughout the ages, have thought about happiness, argued about its nature, and, most of all, desired it. But why do we have such a strong instinct to pursue happiness? And if happiness is good in itself, why haven't we simply evolved to be happier? Daniel Nettle uses the results of the latest psychological studies to ask what makes people happy and unhappy, what happiness really is, and to examine our urge to achieve it. Along the way we look at brain systems, at mind-altering drugs, and how happiness is now marketed to us as a commodity. Nettle concludes that while it may be unrealistic to expect lasting happiness, our evolved tendency to seek happiness drives us to achieve much that is worthwhile in itself. What is more, it seems to be not your particular circumstances that define whether you are happy so much as your attitude towards life. Happiness gives us the latest scientific insights into the nature of our feelings of well-being, and what these imply for how we might live our lives.

Author : Paul J. Wadell
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2008
Total pages :257
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0742551792

Inspired by Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas, Happiness and the Christian Moral Life argues that the central question of ethics is the meaning and nature of happiness. In the Christian life, happiness is inseparable from goodness, particularly from a way of life that helps us grow together in the goodness of God. This book attempts to show what such a life might look like and how it might change our understanding of Christian ethics.

Author : Victoria S. Wike
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release :1994-01-01
Total pages :194
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0791419738

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Kant's treatment of happiness in ethics. It considers the definition of happiness and the possible roles happiness may serve in ethics. It argues against critics who maintain that Kant's deontological ethic rejects happiness and against critics who assert that Kant's ethic is, in fact, consequential and concerned above all with ends such as happiness. By pointing to a system that organizes Kant's various claims about happiness, the book supports the view that happiness has positive roles to play in Kant's ethic.

Author : Michael W. Eysenck
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release :1990
Total pages :132
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015017915151

Author : Raymond A. Belliotti
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2004
Total pages :182
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 074253362X

Happiness Is Overrated highlights the greatest thinking on the concept of happiness from classical philosophers such as Plato, to contemporary sociologists and psychologists. It includes practical advice on how to attain happiness, but argues that happiness is not the greatest personal good. Ultimately, the greatest personal good is realized in leading a robustly meaningful, valuable life.

Author : Darrin M. McMahon
Publisher : Grove Press
Release :2006
Total pages :544
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0802142893

Happiness: A History draws on a multitude of sources, including art and architecture, poetry and scripture, music and theology, and literature and myth, to offer a sweeping history of man's most elusive yet coveted goal. Ranging from psychology to genetics to the invention of the “smiley face,” McMahon follows the great pursuit of happiness through to the present day, showing how our modern search continues to generate new forms of pleasure, but also new forms of pain. Reprint.

Author : L. Bruni
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release :2007-01-01
Total pages :640
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781847204158

This book is a welcome consolidation and extension of the recent expanding debates on happiness and economics. Happiness and economics, as a new field for research, is now of pivotal interest particularly to welfare economists and psychologists.

Author : Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2002-08-27
Total pages :321
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0743222970

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.