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Redefining Success in America : a New Theory of Happiness and Human Development.

Author: Michael Kaufman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Work hard in school, graduate from a top college, establish a high-paying professional career, enjoy the long-lasting reward of happiness. This is the American Dream - and yet basic questions at the heart of this competitive journey remain unanswered. Does competitive success, even rarified entry into the Ivy League and the top one percent of earners in America, deliver on its promise? Does realizing the American  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Longitudinal studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kaufman, Michael.
Redefining Success in America : A New Theory of Happiness and Human Development.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kaufman
ISBN: 9780226550299 022655029X
OCLC Number: 1090499836
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Preface; 1. The Study of Success and Happiness; Part 1. Patterns in Lives; 2. Brightness and Darkness; 3. The Varieties of Experience; Part 2. Observations and Longitudinal Models; 4. The Qualitative Assessment of Well-Being: An Innovation in Happiness Research; 5. The Stability Model; 6. Stability Tested Quantitatively; 7. The Change Model; 8. Beyond Success: The Relationship between Career and Happiness; Part 3. Comparison and Summary; 9. A Conventional Measure of Happiness: A Reexamination; 10. A Paradigm for Understanding Adult Life; 11. The Forces Shaping Our Well-Being AcknowledgmentsAppendix 1: Primary Psychobiographical Sketches; Appendix 2: Sample Selection and Participation; Appendix 3: Roster of Interviews; Appendix 4: Study's Methods of Analysis; Appendix 5: Variables and Measures; Appendix 6: Aspects of Remembered Early Life Appearing in Interviews; Appendix 7: The Creation of Remembered Early Life Affect Scale; Notes; References; Index
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A look at a major longitudinal study of Harvard graduates that builds a case for rethinking how we define success and happiness.  Read more...


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