9780380715220

The Pursuit of Happiness: Discovering the Pathway to Fulfillment, Well-Being, and Enduring Personal Joy

  • ISBN 13:

    9780380715220

  • ISBN 10:

    0380715228

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/05/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Social psychologist David G. Myers has reviewed thousands of recent scientific studies conducted worldwide in search of the key to happiness. With wit and wisdom, he explodes some of the popular myths on the subject and presents specific techniques for finding true joy in living:

-Are most people happy?

-What are the inner traits of happy people?

-Are extroverts happier than introverts?

-Are men happier than women?

-Does religious faith promote inner peace and joy?

-Does well-being come with being well-off?

-Are happy children more likely to become happy adults?

-What part do friends play in personal happiness?

-Is age a factor in feeling happy?

-What can you do to improve your own sense of well-being?

and much more

David Meyers does an excellent job of highlighting a subject in which everyone should be more knowledgeable. A great range of information is conveyed in a very organized, clear style. The book is clearly meant for a reader interested in learning more about happiness in detailed depth, without assuming the reader is a Ph.D. psychologist. The points within this book are significant, but Meyers has written the book in such a manner that it is still comprehensive to those beginning their study.

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