Coverart for item
The Resource Happiness by design : finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life, Paul Dolan with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman

Happiness by design : finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life, Paul Dolan with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman

Label
Happiness by design : finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life
Title
Happiness by design
Title remainder
finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Paul Dolan with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman
Title variation
Finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pretty much all the advice about happiness we have heard revolves around one basic assumption: that we can think ourselves happier. But in this book, behavior and happiness expert Paul Dolan reveals that the key to being happy does not lie in changing how we think--it's changing what we do. This is not just another happiness book. This book combines the latest insights from economics and psychology to illustrate that in order to be happy we must behave happy Our happiness is experiences of both pleasure and purpose over time and it depends on what we actually pay attention to. Using what Dolan calls deciding, designing, and doing, we can overcome the biases that make us miserable and redesign our environments to make it easier to experience happiness, fulfilment, and even health. With uncanny wit and keen perception, Dolan reveals what we can do to find our unique optimal balance of pleasure and purpose, offering practical advice on how to organize our lives in happiness-promoting ways and fresh insights into how we feel, including why: - Having kids reduces pleasure but gives us a massive dose of purpose - Gaining weight won't necessarily make us unhappier, but being too ambitious might - A quiet neighborhood is more important than a big house Vividly rendering intriguing research and lively anecdotal evidence, this book offers an absorbing, thought-provoking, new paradigm for readers
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolan, Paul
Dewey number
152.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kahneman, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Self-help
  • Happiness
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
a_sMZvhjVHA
Label
Happiness by design : finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life, Paul Dolan with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053193765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 235 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241183816
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Happiness by design : finding pleasure and purpose in everyday life, Paul Dolan with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053193765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 235 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241183816
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...