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The science of happiness : how our brains make us happy--and what we can do to get happier

Author: Stefan Klein; Stephen Lehmann
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and neuropsychology to explain the biological purpose and feasibility of happiness, in an account that offers insight into the motivational factors behind the pursuit of happiness and the conditions that are required to achieve it.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Klein; Stephen Lehmann
ISBN: 156924328X 9781569243282
OCLC Number: 714728454
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xx, 297 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Happiness: What Is It? --
The Secret of Smiling --
Positive Feelings as a Compass --
The Happiness System --
The Malleable Brain --
The Passions --
Origins in the Animal Kingdom --
Desire --
Enjoyment --
The Dark Side of Desire --
Love --
Friendship --
Passion: A User's Manual --
A Strategic Consciousness --
Conquering our Shadows --
The Power of Perspective --
Rapturous Moments --
The Magic Triangle.
Other Titles: Glücksformel.
Responsibility: Stefan Klein ; translated by Stephen Lehmann.
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Draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and neuropsychology to explain the biological purpose and feasibility of happiness, in an account that offers insight into the motivational factors behind the pursuit of happiness and the conditions that are required to achieve it.

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