The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

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Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve

"A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment." --Psychology Today

You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elemetns of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

About Sonja Lyubomirsky

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SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her research— on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness— has been honored with a Science of Generosity grant, a John Templeton Foundation grant, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and a million-dollar grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Lyubomirsky's 2008 book, The How of Happiness, has been translated into nineteen languages. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her family.
Published December 27, 2007 by Penguin Books. 396 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Sonja Lyubomirsky has been conducting research in the science of happiness for 18 years and has seen it expand as part of a movement called positive psychology.

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That is precisely, the notion that it is fully possible, and, indeed, much simpler to become happier not by increasing day to day happiness, rather by increasing day to day unhappiness, actively seeking out strife, turmoil, hardship and pain because this recalibrates your senses and mind to reali...

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There is research that compares people living in different societies, and that compares people of different socio-economic classes in the same society at a given moment in time, and there is research that assesses changes in happiness in a given society over extended periods of time.

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