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The science of well-being

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546 pp. Contents crisp clean and tightly bound with some creased page corners. Some staining to block, Cover is creased with a small pencil mark and some scratching. Spine is folded.

How much do we know about what makes people thrive and societies flourish? While a vast body of research has been dedicated to understanding problems and disorders, we know remarkably little about the positive aspects of life, the things that make life worth living. This landmark volume heralds the emergence of a new field of science that endeavours to understand how individuals and societies thrive and flourish, and how this new knowledge can be applied to foster happiness, health and fulfilment, and institutions that encourage the development of these qualities. Taking a dynamic, cross-disciplinary approach, it sets out to explore the most promising routes to well-being, derived from the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, social science, economics and the effects of our natural environment. Designed for a general readership, this volume is of compelling interest to all those in the social, behavioural and biomedical sciences, the caring professions and policy makers. It provides a stimulating overview for any reader with a serious interest in the latest insights and strategies for enhancing our individual well-being, or the well-being of the communities in which we live and work.

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Author(s):
Huppert, Felicia A. Baylis, Nick and Keverne, Barry
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24 x 17 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198567529
ISBN-13:
9780198567523
Number of pages:
546
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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546 pp. Contents crisp clean and tightly bound with some creased page corners. Some staining to block, Cover is creased with a small pencil mark and some scratching. Spine is folded.

How much do we know about what makes people thrive and societies flourish? While a vast body of research has been dedicated to understanding problems and disorders, we know remarkably little about the positive aspects of life, the things that make life worth living. This landmark volume heralds the emergence of a new field of science that endeavours to understand how individuals and societies thrive and flourish, and how this new knowledge can be applied to foster happiness, health and fulfilment, and institutions that encourage the development of these qualities. Taking a dynamic, cross-disciplinary approach, it sets out to explore the most promising routes to well-being, derived from the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, social science, economics and the effects of our natural environment. Designed for a general readership, this volume is of compelling interest to all those in the social, behavioural and biomedical sciences, the caring professions and policy makers. It provides a stimulating overview for any reader with a serious interest in the latest insights and strategies for enhancing our individual well-being, or the well-being of the communities in which we live and work.

Author(s):
Huppert, Felicia A. Baylis, Nick and Keverne, Barry
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24 x 17 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198567529
ISBN-13:
9780198567523
Number of pages:
546
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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