The Oxford handbook of happiness /

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Imprint:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Description:1 online resource (xxx, 1097 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour).
Series:Oxford library of psychology
Oxford library of psychology.
Format: E-Resource Map Book
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Varying Form of Title:Happiness
Other authors / contributors:David, Susan A., editor of compilation.
Boniwell, Ilona, editor of compilation.
Ayers, Amanda Conley, editor of compilation.
ISBN:9780191751035 (ebook) : No price
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:A text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness. Its editors and chapter contributors are world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, education, philosophy, social policy and economics.
Other form:Print version 9780199557257
Review by Choice Review

The Oxford Handbook of Happiness contains 79 chapters written by world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, philosophy, economics, business administration, education, and social policy. The volume is organized into ten sections that focus on the psychological, philosophical, evolutionary, economic, and spiritual approaches to happiness; on happiness experienced at a societal level, in educational and business institutions, and in interpersonal relationships; and on various assessments of happiness and the potential to augment the experience of happiness through interventions. The handbook offers readers a coherent, multidisciplinary, and accessible book on the current study of happiness as it is addressed from many diverse though interconnected perspectives. For example, subjective well-being is one aspect of happiness that is explored as an important component of both hedonic and eudaemonic happiness as it applies to individuals or to comparisons of happiness levels across countries. The multidimensional nature of happiness is revealed as readers consider the role that perceived happiness plays in self-appraisal, mood, close interpersonal relationships, job satisfaction, and overall meaning in life. This handbook will be useful to academics, practitioners, teachers, students, and all those interested in theory and research on human happiness. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. R. B. Stewart Jr. Oakland University

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