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The myths of happiness : what should make you happy but doesn't, what shouldn't make you happy but does / Sonja Lyubomirsky.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library BF 575 .H27 L983 2013 30775305452717 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594204371
  • ISBN: 1594204373
  • Physical Description: 298 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. The myths of happiness -- pt. 1. Connections. I'll be happy when ... I'm married to the right person ; I can't be happy when ... my relationship has fallen apart ; I'll be happy when ... I have kids ; I can't be happy when ... I don't have a partner -- pt. 2. Work and money. I'll be happy when ... I find the right job ; I can't be happy when ... I'm broke ; I'll be happy when ... I'm rich -- pt. 3. Looking back. I can't be happy when ... the test results were positive ; I can't be happy when ... I know I'll never play shortstop for the Yankees ; I can't be happy when ... the best years of my life are over -- Conclusion. Where happiness is really found.
Summary, etc.:
Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements and failures to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.
Subject: Happiness.

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