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by David G. Myers

Download The Pursuit of Happiness: Who is Happy - And Why? epub
ISBN: 1855382733
ISBN13: 978-1855382732
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Psychology
Author: David G. Myers
Language: English
Publisher: Aquarian Press; 1st edition (May 24, 1993)
Pages: 320 pages
ePUB size: 1190 kb
FB2 size: 1678 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 720
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Although I'm paraphrasing, 20th century psychologist William James once said that the primary aim of all men at all times is how to get and keep happiness...and how to recover it if lost. But what is happiness, and how can we get and keep it? Can it actually be pursued, or does it have more to do with one's inborn temperament, gender, or race?

Myers has researched these and other questions related to happiness and has compiled the answers in this easy-to-read, textbook-like book. Some of the factors enabling happiness are work that allows a person to experience "flow," a deep religious faith that offers hope and solace, supportive friends, a satisfying marriage or love relationship, and an optimism that things will work out. Adequate sleep and good health also aid in having a cheerful outlook. About the flow, friends, and love relationship, I immediately thought of Freud and his statement that love and work are the cornerstones to a balanced work.

As a psychology instructor, I always find myself integrating the "happiness factor" into my classes, and Myers' book offers answers and the research to back them up. Plus, its engaging style and topic organization make it easier to pick and choose which research to concentrate on. Nice change from the numerous "self-help" books on the market.
Brilliant book but scientific based not the usual poetic "sounds good but tell me nothing" jumk
People want to be happy more than anything else, of course. A no-brainer, huh? How ironic it is, then, that so few of us know the facts of happiness. How can happiness be defined and measured? Who is happy, who is not, and why? Does sex, money, status, marriage, or occupational success lead to happiness? If not, why not? The answers are surprising, to say the least. If you know them, you'll improve your odds of finding your own happiness and helping others find theirs.
Wonderful book about what can truly bring about happiness. Scientifically based.
Myers book precedes the publications labeled positive psychology but this book contains solid research on the scientific study of happiness. Good introductory material to the subject.
If you are looking for or looking to gift a self help book built around the Christian worldview, then look no more.
"The Pursuit of Happiness" is refreshing and enlightening. It is modern day Old Testament Wisdom. I loved it.
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Book seems good but full of platitudes and advice more than a concrete plan to get to "happiness" Would not reccomend it.