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The psychological wealth of nations : do happy people make a happy society?

Author: Shigehiro Oishi
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Contemporary social issues (Chichester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents a comprehensive review of happiness, from conceptual and measurement issues to an exploration of predictors and consequences of happiness: Explores the psychology and economics of happiness and examines the correlations between societal wealth, productivity, and happiness in different countries; Offers compelling insights into the ways individual happiness impacts the psychological wealth of overall  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shigehiro Oishi
ISBN: 9781405192118 1405192119 9781405192101 1405192100
OCLC Number: 727711186
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is psychological wealth? --
The measurement of psychological wealth --
The material and psychological wealth of individuals --
Relational and psychological wealth --
Personality and psychological wealth --
Interventions in psychological wealth --
The benefits of psychological wealth --
Optimal levels of psychological wealth : is more always better? --
What is a good society? --
Material wealth and psychological wealth of nations --
Psychological wealth of nations beyond money --
Happy individuals, happy society? --
Summary and conclusion.
Series Title: Contemporary social issues (Chichester, England)
Responsibility: Shigehiro Oishi.

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What exactly does it mean to be "happy"? Can we measure it? And if individuals are happy, does this necessarily make for a more content and healthy society? In answering these questions and others,  Read more...

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