The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

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Penguin, Dec 27, 2007 - Psychology - 384 pages
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Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve

"A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment." --Psychology Today

You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elemetns of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

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Review: The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

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Both a self-help book and a very accessible summary of research in the field of the psychology of happiness, Lyubomirsky's work was a fun, easy read. As she writes in the first chapters, you may not ... Read full review

Review: The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

User Review  - Goodreads

Both a self-help book and a very accessible summary of research in the field of the psychology of happiness, Lyubomirsky's work was a fun, easy read. As she writes in the first chapters, you may not ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
Part One
1
2
3
Part Two
Foreword to Part Two
4
9
Part Three
10
An Afterword
Postscript
Appendix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES

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INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY is professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University. Lyubomirsky and her research have been the recipients of many honors, including the 2002 Templeton Positive Psychology Prize and a multiyear grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her family. Her next book, The Myths of Happiness, will be published by The Penguin Press in January 2013.

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