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Engineering Happiness : a New Approach for Building a Joyful Life.

Engineering Happiness : a New Approach for Building a Joyful Life.

Author: Manel Baucells; Rakesh Sarin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Manel Baucells and Rakesh Sarin have been conducting ground-breaking research on happiness for more than a decade, and in this book they distill their provocative findings into a lively, accessible guide for a wide audience of readers. Integrating their own research with the latest thinking in the behavioral and social sciences--including management science, psychology, and economics--they offer a new approach to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baucells, Manel.
Engineering Happiness : A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manel Baucells; Rakesh Sarin
ISBN: 9780520951426 0520951425 0520268202 9780520268203 9786613369710 6613369713
OCLC Number: 769342349
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface: Engineers on Happiness; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Science of Happiness; Part I: Overview; Chapter 1: Measuring Happiness; Chapter 2: Defining Happiness; Part II: Laws of Happiness; Chapter 3: The First Law of Happiness: Relative Comparison; Chapter 4: The Second Law of Happiness: Motion of Expectation; Chapter 5: The Third Law of Happiness: Aversion to Loss; Chapter 6: The Fourth Law of Happiness: Diminishing Sensitivity; Chapter 7: The Fifth Law of Happiness: Satiation; Chapter 8: The Sixth Law of Happiness: Presentism. Part III: Engineering a Happier LifeChapter 9: The Treasure of Happiness: Basic Goods; Chapter 10: Cumulative Comparison; Chapter 11: Reframing; Chapter 12: Living within the Laws of Happiness; Chapter 13: Building a Happier Life; Notes; Index.
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Integrating the authors' own research with the advanced thinking in the behavioral and social sciences - including management science, psychology, and economics - this title offers a fresh approach  Read more...


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"In approach and in its creativity, Engineering Happiness is one of the best books on happiness in many a moon!" Spirituality & Practice

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