The correct to "pursue happiness" is among the dominant issues of western tradition, and realizing the factors of happiness is likely one of the basic pursuits of the optimistic psychology move. despite the fact that, sooner than the causality query may also be thought of, a extra easy query needs to be addressed: CAN happiness switch? purposes for skepticism contain the concept of a "genetic set element" for happiness, i.e. a solid own baseline of happiness to which people will constantly go back, irrespective of how a lot their lives switch for the higher; the life-span balance of happiness-related qualities corresponding to neuroticism and extraversion; and the robust procedures of hedonic edition, which erode the confident results of any fortuitous existence switch. This ebook investigates fashionable theories on happiness with the study facts to debate whilst and the way happiness adjustments and for a way long.

  • Identifies all significant theories of happiness
  • Reviews empirical effects on happiness longevity/stability
  • Discusses mitigating components in what affects happiness longevity

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