Myths of Happiness What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does

ISBN-10: 1594204373
ISBN-13: 9781594204371
Edition: 2013
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Description: Happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky’s research-based lessons in how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest momentsInThe Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements (marriage,  More...

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/3/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky’s research-based lessons in how to find opportunity in life’s thorniest momentsInThe Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements (marriage, children, professional satisfaction, wealth) and failures (singlehood, divorce, financial ruin, illness) to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.Lyubomirsky argues that we have been given false promises—myths that assure us that lifelong happiness will be attained once we hit the culturally confirmed markers of adult success. This restricted view of happiness works to discourage us from recognizing the upside of any negative life turn and blocks us from recognizing our own growth potential. Our outsized expectations transform natural rites of passage into emotional land mines and steer us to make toxic decisions, asThe Myths of Happinessreveals.Because we expect the best (or the worst) from life’s turning points, we shortsightedly place too much weight on our initial emotional responses.The Myths of Happinessempowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters. Central to these findings is the notion of hedonic adaptation, the fact that people are far more adaptable than they think. Even after a major life change—good or bad—we tend to return to our initial happiness level, forgetting what once made us elated or why we felt that life was so unbearable.The Myths of Happinessoffers the perspective we need to make wiser choices, sharing how to slow the effects of this adaptation after a positive turn and find the way forward in a time of darkness.InThe Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky turns an empirical eye to the biggest, messiest moments, providing readers with the clear-eyed vision they need to build the healthiest, most satisfying life. A corrective course on happiness and a call to regard life’s twists and turns with a more open mind,The Myths of Happinessshares practical lessons with life-changing potential.

John Zeisel is president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and founder of the Heartstone Way, an innovative and practical approach to the care ofAlzheimer's sufferers. He developed the Artists for Alzheimer's program (ARTZ), which develops cultural experiences for Alzheimer's sufferers. He has a PhD in sociology from Columbia and has taught at Yale, Harvard and McGill.Sonja Lyubomirsky is Professor of Psychology at the University of California - one of the youngest people to attain the rank of full Professor in the University's history. She lives in Santa Monica with her family.

Introduction: The Myths of Happiness
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
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
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
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
About the Author

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