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Nettle, Daniel

Happiness : The Science Behind Your Smile

Nettle, Daniel - Happiness : The Science Behind Your Smile, ebook

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The pursuit of happiness has been recognized by everyone from poets to politicians as what makes the world go round. The world's largest and fastest-growing industries - alcohol, pharmaceuticals, mind altering drugs, self-help books, counselling, travel and tourism - all profit heavily from our intent to become completely happy with our lives. This is the first book to comprehensively address the most basic of human desires. - ;Everybody wants it. But what exactly is happiness?

The pursuit of happiness has been recognized by everyone from poets to politicians as what makes the world go round. The world's largest and fastest-growing industries - alcohol, pharmaceuticals, mind altering drugs, self-help books, counselling, travel and tourism - all profit heavily from our intent to become completely happy with our lives.

In the first comprehensive book to address this most basic of human desires, Daniel Nettle explores why we want to be happy, how we assess our levels of happiness, and the different ways that happiness is interpreted in different cultures. Using statistical information from the National Child Development Study, a project that has collected social and emotional data from thousands of people since 1958, Nettle shows the ways in which definitions and sources of happiness have changed over time. - ;An authoritative, challenging, even profound analysis of the most up-to-date research into its subject. - Winston Fletcher, THES

Author(s)
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication year
2005
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
224 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780191566714

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