Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bookforum - The pursuit of happiness

Bookforum offered up an interesting collection of links on happiness this past Thursday - enjoy!

The pursuit of happiness

SEP 8 2011   9:00AM

Richard A. Easterlin (USC): The Happiness-Income Paradox Revisited. Daniel A. Farber (UC-Berkeley): Law, Sustainability, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Mariano Rojas (FLACSO) and Joar Vitterso (Tromso): Conceptual Referent for Happiness: Cross-Country Comparisons. Daniel M. Gropper and Jere T. Thorne (Auburn) and Robert A. Lawson (SMU):Economic Freedom and Happiness. FromNew Scientist, how to be happy (but not too much): A special report on our reasons to be cheerful. Meeting human needs: The good life is the fully human life, says Richard Norman. A review of Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science by Sissela Bok (and more). Teaching Happiness: The prime minister of Bhutan takes on education. A review of God Wants You Happy: From Self-Help to God's Help by Father Jonathan Morris. Happiness in not just a feeling, it is a signal to others about what might make them happier. A review of Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being and How to Achieve Them by Martin Seligman (and more and more andmore). Stefan Sagmeister on seven rules for making more happiness. Does money buy happiness? Robert H. Frank, Justin Wolfers and Daniel Gilbert debate the economics of happiness. We haven’t become happier, the three scholars show in their new study, because we’ve become more unequal. A new and improved recipe for happiness: How a psychologist and Gallup updated Maslow's famous "hierarchy of needs". The pursuit of happiness: Can we have an economy of well-being? Happiness, philosophy and science: Before we can establish a science of happiness, we must agree on what happiness means — philosophy can help. Dan Ariely on how to maximise our prosperity 
and well-being.

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