Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life

Penguin UK
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Few books change one's life; in 48 hours this has improved mine' Jenni Russell, Sunday Times

How can we make it easier to be happy? Using the latest cutting-edge research, Professor Paul Dolan reveals that wellbeing isn't about how we think - it's about what we do. By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness - without thinking too hard about it.

'Outstanding, cutting-edge, and profound. If you're going to read one book on happiness, this is the one' Nassim Nicholas Taleb

'Bold and original ... what I wish for my grandchildren: a life that is rich in activities both pleasurable and meaningful' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow

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About the author

Paul Dolan is Professor of Behavioural Science at the LSE. He is an internationally renowned expert in human behaviour and happiness. Amongst various other roles, he wrote the questions that are being used to monitor national happiness in the UK and has advised many governments, charities and corporations on how to influence behaviour to improve wellbeing. His debut book, Happiness by Design, was a Sunday Times bestseller and dubbed 'the book that will make you quit your job'.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Aug 28, 2014
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780241003114
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Applied Psychology
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Psychology / Emotions
Psychology / Movements / Behaviorism
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
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