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The how of happiness

a scientific approach to getting the life you want

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This edition was published in by Penguin Press in New York.

Written in English

366 pages

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 what happiness is, and isn't, and what can be done to bring us all closer to the happy life we envision. Using more than a dozen happiness-increasing strategies, it offers a new way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives. Lyubomirsky's "happiness strategies" introduce readers to the concept of intentional activities that they can use to achieve a happier life, including exercises in optimism and how best to savor life's pleasures in the here and now. She also helps readers understand the obstacles to happiness as well as how to harness individual strengths to overcome them.--From publisher description.

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The how of happiness: a scientific approach to getting the life you want
2008, Penguin Press
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The how of happiness: a scientific approach to getting the life you want
2008, Penguin Press
in English
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The how of happiness: a scientific approach to getting the life you want
2008, Penguin Press
in English
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The how of happiness: a scientific approach to getting the life you want
2008, Penguin Press
in English
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The How of Happiness
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want
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The how of happiness

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Work Description

Drawing on her own groundbreaking research with thousands of men and women, research psychologist and University of California professor of psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives-in the short term and over the long term. The How of Happiness is a different kind of happiness book, one that offers a comprehensive guide to understanding what happiness is, and isn’t, and what can be done to bring us all closer to the happy life we envision for ourselves. Using more than a dozen uniquely formulated happiness-increasing strategies, The How of Happiness offers a new and potentially life-changing way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives.

The how of happiness

a scientific approach to getting the life you want

This edition was published in by Penguin Press in New York.


Edition Description

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 what happiness is, and isn't, and what can be done to bring us all closer to the happy life we envision. Using more than a dozen happiness-increasing strategies, it offers a new way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives. Lyubomirsky's "happiness strategies" introduce readers to the concept of intentional activities that they can use to achieve a happier life, including exercises in optimism and how best to savor life's pleasures in the here and now. She also helps readers understand the obstacles to happiness as well as how to harness individual strengths to overcome them.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

I. How to attain real and lasting happiness. Is it possible to become happier
How happy are you and why?
How to find happiness activities that fit your interests, your values, and your needs
II. Happiness activities. Practicing gratitude and positive thinking
Investing in social connections
Managing stress, hardship, trauma
Living in the present
Committing to your goals
Taking care of your body and soul
III. Secrets to abiding happiness. The five hows behind sustainable happiness: positive emotion, optimal thinking and variety, social support, motivation, effort, and commitment, habit
The promise of abiding happiness
If you are depressed: What is depression?
The causes of depression
The most effective treatments for depression
The cure for unhappiness is happiness
Surmounting setbacks.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-357) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
158
Library of Congress
BF575.H27 L98 2008

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18730756M
Internet Archive
howofhappinesssc00lyub
ISBN 10
159420148X
ISBN 13
9781594201486
LC Control Number
2007039942
Library Thing
4150969
Goodreads
2326098

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