Bibliographic Details

Happiness explained : what human flourishing is and what we can do to promote it / Paul Anand.

Author / Creator Anand, Paul, author.
Edition First edition.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
©2016
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Economics -- Philosophy.
Happiness -- Economic aspects.
Happiness -- Philosophy.
Well-being.
Economics -- Philosophy.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness -- Economic aspects.
Happiness -- Philosophy.
Well-being.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10786160
ISBN 9780191054501 (electronic bk.)
019105450X (electronic bk.)
9780198735458
0198735456
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-140) and index.
Other form Online version : Anand, Paul. Happiness explained : what human flourishing is and what we can do to promote it Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016 9780191054501
Original 9780198735458 0198735456
Review by Choice Review

This slight book by an Oxford-related economist may be a helpful introduction for beginners to the current state of happiness research. Anand is especially helpful on the studies in economics, balancing the heavy influence that psychology has in the field. However, his research summaries are vague and mixed. Moreover, the book is lacking as an academic source, even for undergraduates. It has no footnotes, and the author's infrequent mentions of even the names of the researchers he is summarizing is not always followed up with a citation in the references section. The essay reads more like the script to a much-extended PowerPoint presentation. Not for academic libraries. Summing Up: Optional. Public libraries only. --Beau Weston, Centre College

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Review by Choice Review