Happiness Around the World

Happiness Around the World Author Carol Graham
ISBN-10 9780199606283
Release 2012-01-19
Pages 272
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The book reviews the theory and concepts of happiness, explaining how these concepts underpin a line of research that is both an attempt to understand the determinants of happiness and a tool for understanding the effects of a host of phenomena on human well being.

The Pollyanna Effect

The Pollyanna Effect Author Julianne Rowat
ISBN-10 9781462409679
Release 2014-05-13
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Can you really stay happy in life? Can you do it after cancer, the loss of a loved one or a child, divorce, or losing everything you own? You can, if you choose to! Your life, be it happy or sad, is up to you and only you. Choose to be happy, and your life can be joyous. One way to achieve this is by spreading the “Pollyanna effect” around. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on. There’s a reason for everything, and for everything there’s a reason. It’s not up to you to figure out why, but it is up to you to learn how to move on.

Falling Uphill

Falling Uphill Author
ISBN-10 0982784279
Release 2016-04-01
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Falling Uphill has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Falling Uphill also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Falling Uphill book for free.

A Private History Of Happiness

A Private History Of Happiness Author George Myerson
ISBN-10 9781781854815
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 256
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From the bliss of lingering in a warm bed on a winter morning, to a bracing springtime walk by the seaside, A PRIVATE HISTORY OF HAPPINESS offers the reader a wealth of delightfully fresh perceptions of where and how happiness may be found. These 99 moments of happiness are arranged by theme – Morning, Friendship, Garden, Family, Leisure, Nature, Food and Drink, Well-being, Creativity, Love and Evening – and each is followed by a brief description and commentary that sets the extract in context and encourages further reflection. Drawing on a wide and international range of literary sources – from Ptolemy to Tolstoy – George Myerson reveals that small, unpretentious joys have been shared by human beings across cultures and over thousands of years. He invites us to discover the happiness in our own lives that can be found here and now.

The World Book of Happiness

The World Book of Happiness Author Leo Bormans
ISBN-10 1554079306
Release 2011
Pages 349
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In this book, 100 top experts in positive psychology from around the world from Iceland to South Africa, and China to Australia, share the best way to find and keep happiness.

Vom Gl ck des Strebens

Vom Gl  ck des Strebens Author Chris Guillebeau
ISBN-10 9783864702679
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 320
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Und jedem Streben wohnt ein Glück inne ... Zu Fuß quer durch die USA wandern oder so viele Vogelarten wie möglich beobachten - das sind nur zwei Beispiele für ungewöhnliche Herausforderungen, denen sich ganz gewöhnliche Menschen gestellt haben. Chris Guillebeau beschreibt, wie das Streben nach selbst gesteckten Zielen Sinn und Glück in das eigene Leben bringt. Chris Guillebeau hat sein Projekt, alle Länder dieser Erde zu bereisen, umgesetzt. Und er hat erkannt: Nicht das Ziel an sich ist am wichtigsten, sondern der Weg dorthin. Nach etwas streben, planen, äußere und innere Hürden überwinden - all dies macht uns oft glücklicher und lässt uns innerlich mehr wachsen als das Erreichen des Ziels selbst. Zahlreiche inspirierende Beispiele sowie praktische Ratschläge weisen dem Leser den Weg: So findet er seine ganz persönliche Herausforderung, so geht er sie an und verleiht damit seinem Leben mehr Bedeutung.


Happy Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781742208640
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 125
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It's time to get happy! All around the world, people find ways to make sense of their lives and environments, little secrets to making life easier and more enjoyable. Like letting go of the little things at the Lantern Festival in Thailand. Or learning to accept transience by making sand mandalas in Tibet. Break out of your own bubble with the Italian tradition of passeggiata, or celebrate the fruit of your labour like the Barbadians at the exhilarating Crop Over festival. Happy brings these cultural secrets together and shows you how to apply them at home to bring a little bit of lightness to your day. And your life!

Cross Cultural Psychology

Cross Cultural Psychology Author Kenneth D. Keith
ISBN-10 9781444351798
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 600
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This book situates the essential areas of psychology within a cultural perspective, exploring the relationship of culture to psychological phenomena, from introduction and research foundations to clinical and social principles and applications. • Includes contributions from an experienced, international team of researchers and teachers • Brings together new perspectives and research findings with established psychological principles • Organized around key issues of contemporary cross-cultural psychology, including ethnocentrism, diversity, gender and sexuality and their role in research methods • Argues for the importance of culture as an integral component in the teaching of psychology

Why is the World Getting Older

Why is the World Getting Older Author Cahit Guven
ISBN-10 OCLC:610965753
Release 2009
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World life expectancy has risen by around 20 years in the last 50 years. This period has also witnessed rising happiness levels around the world suggesting that happiness might be one of the causes behind the decline in mortality. We investigate the relationship between happiness and mortality using the German Socio-Economic Panel. We consider doctor visits, self-reported health, and the presence of chronic illness as health measures. After controlling for initial health conditions, we find that happiness extends life expectancy. 10 percent increase in happiness decreases probability of death by four percent, and this efect is more pronounced for men and younger people. Happiness plays a more important role for chronically ill people in decreasing mortality than for those who are not chronically ill. The positive influence of happiness on mortality can offset the negative impact of chronic illness. Marriage decreases mortality and this effect appears to work through increased happiness.

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World Author The Dalai Lama
ISBN-10 9781848946668
Release 2010-07-08
Pages 368
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How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems like such a truly unhappy place?The Art of Happiness has become the classic guide to the Dalai Lama's enlightened approach to living. In this inspirational new volume, the unique collaboration between the Dalai Lama and the highly respected scholar Howard Cutler returns with a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the stressful and demanding world we all live in today.With the Dalai Lama's trademark warmth and humour and Cutler's penetrating mind, the result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

Human Autonomy in Cross Cultural Context

Human Autonomy in Cross Cultural Context Author Valery I. Chirkov
ISBN-10 9048196671
Release 2010-12-02
Pages 286
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This volume presents the reader with a stimulating tapestry of essays exploring the nature of personal autonomy, self-determination, and agency, and their role in human optimal functioning at multiple levels of analysis from personal to societal and cross-cultural. The starting point for these explorations is self-determination theory, an integrated theory of human motivation and healthy development which has been under development for more than three decades (Deci & Ryan, 2000). As the contributions will make clear, psychological autonomy is a concept that forms the bridge between the dependence of human behavior on biological and socio-cultural determinants on the one side, and people’s ability to be free, reflective, and transforming agents who can challenge these dependencies, on the other. The authors within this volume share a vision that human autonomy is a fundamental pre-condition for both individuals and groups to thrive, and that without understanding the nature and mechanisms of autonomous agency vital social and human problems cannot be satisfactory addressed. This multidisciplinary team of researchers will collectively explore the nature of personal autonomy, considering its developmental origins, its expression within relationships, its importance within groups and organizational functioning, and its role in promoting to the democratic and economic development of societies. The book is aimed toward developmental, social, personality, and cross-cultural psychologists, towards researchers and practitioners’ in the areas of education, health and medicine, social work and, economics, and also towards all interested in creating a more sustainable and just world society through promoting individual freedom and agency. This volume will provide a theoretical and conceptual account of the nature and psychological mechanisms of personal motivational autonomy and human agency; rich multidisciplinary empirical evidence supporting the claims and propositions about the nature of human autonomy and capacities for self-regulation; explanations of how and why different psychological and socio-cultural conditions may play a role in promoting or undermining people’s autonomous motivation and well-being, discussions of how the promotion of human autonomy can positively influence environmental protection, democracy promotion and economic prosperity.

The Blue Zones of Happiness Secrets of the World s Happiest Places

The Blue Zones of Happiness  Secrets of the World s Happiest Places Author Dan Buettner
ISBN-10 9781426218491
Release 2017-10-19
Pages 288
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In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In these illuminating pages, you'll: Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars--inspiring individuals born in places around the world that nurture happiness as well as Americans boosting well-being in their own communities. Discover how the three strands of happiness -- joy, purpose, and satisfaction -- weave together in different ways to make Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore some of the world's happiest places. Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness--and then find practical steps to make those changes. Learn the Top 10 ways to create happiness, as revealed by a panel of the world's leading experts convened specifically for this project


Happiness Author Z.B. Hill
ISBN-10 9781422287675
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 64
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Get ready to be happy! Things that happen outside you can trigger feelings of happiness. When that happens, it changes something inside your body. Those inside changes are what create the happy feeling you experience. Happiness is a good teacher. You can learn a lot from it. You can also learn to control it. When you're not feeling happy, it's easy to blame the world around you. You probably feel as though there's nothing you can do to change the situation. But that's not what scientists say. Research shows you have a lot to say about how happy you are. Discover how!

Happiness A Very Short Introduction

Happiness  A Very Short Introduction Author Daniel M. Haybron
ISBN-10 9780191654336
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 144
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Happiness is an everyday term in our lives, and most of us strive to be happy. But defining happiness can be difficult. In this Very Short Introduction, Dan Haybron considers the true nature of happiness. By examining what it is, assessing its importance in our lives, and how we can (and should) pursue it, he considers the current thinking on happiness, from psychology to philosophy. Illustrating the diverse routes to happiness, Haybron reflects on contemporary ideas about the pursuit of a good life and considers the influence of social context on our satisfaction and well-being. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Happy Stories

Happy Stories Author Will Bowen
ISBN-10 147784824X
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 274
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We all face adversity, setbacks, and stress in our everyday lives. In Happy Stories!, you will learn from people who have faced various hardships and have chosen to achieve happiness in spite of their circumstances.

Finding happiness in a world of chaos

Finding happiness in a world of chaos Author John Callahan
Release 2014-05-22
Pages 75
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Simple steps to the understanding of how to avoid pain and suffering in a fast paced world.

Social Happiness

Social Happiness Author Neil Thin
ISBN-10 9781847429193
Release 2012
Pages 302
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In recent years, happiness has seized the imaginations of both social researchers and policymakers with remarkable speed. Social Happiness examines the achievements and potential of applied happiness scholarship in a variety of contexts and argues that progressive policies must explicitly consider happiness. Neil Thin expertly traces the rise of the theme of happiness in scholarship, policy, and moral discourse and then explores the practical implications for happiness studies in a range of social experiences, including relationship guidance, parenting, schooling, gender reform, work-life harmony, and rethinking old age.