Stability of Happiness

The right to "pursue happiness" is one of the dominant themes of western culture, and understanding the causes of happiness is one of the primary goals of the positive psychology movement. However, before the causality question can even be considered, a more basic question must be addressed: CAN happiness change? Reasons for skepticism include the notion of a "genetic set point" for happiness, i.e. a stable personal baseline of happiness to which individuals will always return, no matter how much their lives change for the better; the life-span stability of happiness-related traits such as neuroticism and extraversion; and the powerful processes of hedonic adaptation, which erode the positive effects of any fortuitous life change. This book investigates prominent theories on happiness with the research evidence to discuss when and how happiness changes and for how long. Identifies all major theories of happiness Reviews empirical results on happiness longevity/stability Discusses mitigating factors in what influences happiness longevity

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  • Author : Kennon M Sheldon
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 334 pages
  • ISBN : 0124105386
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Stability of Happiness

Stability of Happiness
  • Author : Kennon M Sheldon,Richard E. Lucas
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 July 2014
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The right to "pursue happiness" is one of the dominant themes of western culture, and understanding the causes of happiness is one of the primary goals of the positive psychology movement. However, before the causality question can even be considered, a more basic question must be addressed: CAN happiness change? Reasons for skepticism include the notion of a "genetic set point" for happiness, i.e. a stable personal baseline of happiness to which individuals will always return, no matter how

The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness
  • Author : Brent A. Strawn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 27 September 2012
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Scholars of the social sciences have devoted increasing attention of late to the concept of human happiness, mainly from sociological and psychological perspectives. This groundbreaking volume, which includes twelve essays from scholars of the New Testament, the Old Testament, systematic theology, practical theology, and counseling psychology-along with an extensive introduction and epilogue by the editor-poses a new and exciting question: what is happiness according to the Bible? Informed by developments in positive psychology, the contributions explore representations of happiness throughout

Oxford Handbook of Happiness

Oxford Handbook of Happiness
  • Author : Susan David,Susan A. David,Amanda Conley Ayers,Ilona Boniwell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 13 February 2014
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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 Philosophy of Happiness

The Philosophy of Happiness
  • Author : Lorraine L. Besser
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 16 November 2020
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Emerging research on the subject of happiness—in psychology, economics, and public policy—reawakens and breathes new life into long-standing philosophical questions about happiness (e.g., What is it? Can it really be measured or pursued? What is its relationship to morality?). By analyzing this research from a philosophical perspective, Lorraine L. Besser is able to weave together the contributions of other disciplines, and the result is a robust, deeply contoured understanding of happiness made accessible for nonspecialists. This book

The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World

The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World
  • Author : Dr. James B. Allen, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release : 26 July 2017
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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,

Meanings of Life

Meanings of Life
  • Author : Roy F. Baumeister
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release : 01 January 1991
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Who among us has not at some point asked, what is the meaning of life?' In this extraordinary book, an eminent social scientist looks at the big picture and explores what empirical studies from diverse fields tell us about the human condition. MEANINGS OF LIFE draws together evidence from psychology, history, anthropology, and sociology, integrating copious research findings into a clear and conclusive discussion of how people attempt to make sense of their lives. In a lively and accessible

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
  • Author : William C. Compton,Edward Hoffman
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 09 January 2019
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Topically organized, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing presents a highly engaging, up-to-date introduction to positive psychology. Authors William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman invite students to apply practices to their own lives, contexts, and experiences to ensure understanding. The text examines how positive psychology applies to stressors and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. Furthermore, the text offers perspectives on positive emotional states, research and theory on positive

The How of Happiness

The How of Happiness
  • Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 December 2007
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Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve "A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment." —Psychology Today "Lyubomirsky's central point is clear: a significant portion of what is called happiness . . . is up for grabs. Taking some pages out of the positive psychology playbook, she coaches readers on how to snag it." —The New York Review of Books You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness

Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research

Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research
  • Author : Alex C. Michalos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 24 November 2005
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Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement was founded by Alex C. Michalos and published its first issue in March 1974. It has been the leading journal for scholarly research in its field for over thirty years. This volume is published in celebration of that record of accomplishment. The 19 articles assembled here are a selection drawn from the 34 (2.4%) most frequently cited articles in the journal’s history. An introductory essay written by Michalos explains the historical and

Promoting Student Happiness

Promoting Student Happiness
  • Author : Shannon M. Suldo
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 27 June 2016
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Grounded in cutting-edge research, this book shows how interventions targeting gratitude, kindness, character strengths, optimistic thinking, hope, and healthy relationships can contribute to improved academic and social outcomes in grades 3-12. It provides a 10-session manual for promoting subjective well-being--complete with vivid case examples--that can be implemented with individuals, small groups, or whole classes. Factors that predict youth happiness are discussed, evidence-based assessment tools presented, and ways to involve teachers and parents described. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding

Development of Quality of Life Theory and Its Instruments

Development of Quality of Life Theory and Its Instruments
  • Author : Alex C. Michalos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 14 June 2017
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The focus of this volume is on the further development of the Quality of Life Theory and the means to measure the concept. The volume summarizes Michalos’ fundamental assumptions about the nature of quality of life or human well-being and explains in detail the two variable theory of the quality of life. It gives an update of the journal Social Indicators Research after forty years, an explanation of the role of community indicators in connecting communities, and a critical review