The Resource Happiness : lessons from a new science, Richard Layard

Happiness : lessons from a new science, Richard Layard

Label
Happiness : lessons from a new science
Title
Happiness
Title remainder
lessons from a new science
Statement of responsibility
Richard Layard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If we really want to be happier, what should we do differently? First we'd have to understand what conditions generate actual happiness, and then we would bend all our efforts to establish them. That is what this book is about - the causes of happiness and the means we have to affect it." "Until recently there was too little evidence to give good answers on this essential issue, but now, thanks to the integrated insights of psychology, neuroscience, sociology and applied economics, the distinguished economist Richard Layard shows us that we can reach some firm conclusions about the causes of happiness - conclusions that will surprise you. Happiness is an illuminating road map, grounded in hard research, pointing the way to a better, happier life for us all."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
VFRK
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Layard, P. R. G.
Dewey number
  • 170
  • 302.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social interaction
  • Happiness
Label
Happiness : lessons from a new science, Richard Layard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. 273-297
Contents
What's the problem? -- What is happiness? -- Are we getting happier? -- If you're so rich, why aren't you happy? -- So what does make us happy? -- What's going wrong? -- Can we pursue a common good? -- The Greatest Happiness: is that the goal? -- Does economics have a clue? -- How can we tame the rat race? -- Can we afford to be secure? -- Can mind control mood? -- Do drugs help? -- Conclusions for today's world
Control code
000026997202
Extent
ix, 310 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Happiness : lessons from a new science, Richard Layard
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. 273-297
Contents
What's the problem? -- What is happiness? -- Are we getting happier? -- If you're so rich, why aren't you happy? -- So what does make us happy? -- What's going wrong? -- Can we pursue a common good? -- The Greatest Happiness: is that the goal? -- Does economics have a clue? -- How can we tame the rat race? -- Can we afford to be secure? -- Can mind control mood? -- Do drugs help? -- Conclusions for today's world
Control code
000026997202
Extent
ix, 310 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Other physical details
ill.

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