1. Happiness and Maximization: An Introduction
Hilke Brockmann, Jan Delhey
2. Is More Always Better? The American Experiment
Peter C. Whybrow
3. More Nonsense and Less Happiness: The Uninteded Effects of Artificial Competitions
4. Happiness by Maximization?
5. Maximization and the Good
6. How Wise is Mother Nature? Maximization, Optimization and Short-Sighted Resource Use in Biological Evolution
7. Towards a Neuroscience of Well-Being: Implications of Insights from Pleasure Research
Kent C. Berridge, Morten L. Kringelbach
8. From Treating Mental Dysfunction to Neuroenhancement
9. Do Aspirations and Adaptation Impede the Maximization of Happiness?
Ulrich Schimmack, Hyunji Kim
10. My Car is Bigger than Yours: Consumption, Status Competition, and Happiness in Times of Affluence
Hilke Brockmann, Song Yan
11. Some Lessons from Happiness Economics for Environmental Sustainability
12. Public Policy and Human Happiness: The Welfare State and the Market as Agents of Well-Being
Robert Davidson, Alexander C. Pacek, Benjamin Radcliff
13. Should the State Care for the Happiness of its Citizens?
14. A “Happiness Test” for the New Measures of National Well-Being: How Much Better than GDP are They?
Jan Delhey, Christian Kroll