16 Sep Book Review – Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth
This book probably won’t be out in Australia for a while yet but when it does arrive, it certainly looks like one worth getting for anyone and everyone interested in happiness and positive psychology…
Can money buy happiness? (Ch. 6). Are happier people healthier? (Ch. 3). Do happier people get paid more? (Ch. 5). Are religious/spiritual people happier? (Ch. 7). Are some people just born happier? (Ch. 9). These are all components of the concept of psychological wealth.
BOOK REVIEW: Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).
In their new book released tomorrow (September 16, 2008), Psychologists Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener, a father-and-son team, take on these and other provocative questions. In Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, the Dieners draw on the most current research in the field of Positive Psychology to answer these questions in a thorough and thoughful way. Sometimes the answers are “yes,” sometimes the answers are “no,” and sometimes the best and most honest answer is “it depends.”
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