Engineering Happiness

Engineering Happiness

A New Approach for Building A Joyful Life

Book - 2012
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Manel Baucells and Rakesh Sarin have been conducting ground-breaking research on happiness for more than a decade, and in this book they distill their provocative findings into a lively, accessible guide for a wide audience of readers. Integrating their own research with the latest thinking in the behavioral and social sciences--including management science, psychology, and economics--they offer a new approach to the puzzle of happiness. Woven throughout with wisdom from the world's religions and literatures, Engineering Happiness has something to offer everyone--regardless of background, profession, or aspiration--who wants to better understand, control, and attain a more joyful life.

* Shows how a few major principles can explain how happiness works and why it is so elusive

* Demonstrates how the essence of attaining happiness is choice

* Explores how to avoid happiness traps

* Tells how to recognize happiness triggers in everyday life
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780520268210
Branch Call Number: 152.42 Bau
Characteristics: xii, 233 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Sarin, Rakesh 1948-


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Feb 22, 2013

Reader-friendly analysis of happiness, with concrete tips. Profound in its simplicity.

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