Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

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Utilizing sophisticated methodology and three decades of researchby the world's leading expert on happiness, Happinesschallenges the present thinking of the causes and consequences ofhappiness and redefines our modern notions of happiness.
  • shares the results of three decades of research on our notionsof happiness
  • covers the most important advances in our understanding ofhappiness
  • offers readers unparalleled access to the world's leadingexperts on happiness
  • provides "real world" examples that will resonate with generalreaders as well as scholars

Winner of the 2008 PSP Prose Award for Excellence inPsychology, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division ofthe Association of American Publishers

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About the author

Ed Diener. Ph.D., is the Joseph R. Smiley Professor ofPsychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He isalso a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization.

Robert Biswas-Diener, Program Director at the Center forApplied Positive Psychology (UK) and part-time lecturer at PortlandState University, lives in Milwaukie, Oregon. He is known as the“Indiana Jones of positive psychology” for his researchon subjective well-being in remote cultures around the world.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Sep 7, 2011
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Psychology / General
Psychology / Social Psychology
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