In this book, Tal Ben-Shahar introduces a new interdisciplinary field of study that is dedicated to exploring happiness. The study of happiness ought not be left to psychologists alone. Philosophers, theologians, biologists, economists, and scholars from other disciplines have explored ways of attaining happiness, and to do justice to this important pursuit, we ought to listen to their words and experiment with their prescriptions. Not only does the field of happiness studies embrace different disciplines, it also approaches happiness as a multifaceted and multidimensional variable that includes five parts which form the acronym SPIRE:
This book addresses each of these elements of happiness, explains them, and addresses practical ways for their cultivation.
Part I Introducing Happiness Studies
1 Why Happiness Studies?
2 Happiness as Wholebeing
3 The SPIRE of Happiness
4 The Twelve Principles of Happiness
5 Enter the Matrix
Part II Applying Happiness Studies
6 In the Workplace
7 In Schools
8 In Society
9 Toward a Happiness Revolution
Tal Ben-Shahar is the cofounder of the Happiness Studies Academy and Potentialife. His previous books have been translated into more than 30 languages.
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Dimensioni: 210 x 148 mm Ø 183 gr
Illustration Notes:4 Illustrations, black and white
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