The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World: A Social Psychological Approach

A Social Psychological Approach
Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • erschienen am 30. September 2017
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 400 Seiten
978-0-8261-3282-6 (ISBN)
This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the psychology of happiness, with an emphasis on the social and contextual issues that influence well-being. Chapters on topics such as work, money, materialism, leisure, religion, and spirituality explore the social processes that affect happiness in each domain. Each of these explorations is grounded in the latest research evidence. A chapter on materialism demonstrates how advertising can influence well-being. The chapter on social relationships addresses questions such as whether marriage is necessary for happiness. The religion and spirituality chapter examines the research that suggests that religious individuals are often happier, and will investigate whether this is because of the social relationships that are often coupled with organized religion. And the chapter on work will explore, among other topics, the gendered nature of paid work and domestic work.Introductory chapters on evolution and personality provide a framework for the discussion of how social processes affect happiness throughout the rest of the book. Evolutionary psychology can explain how humans adapted to become a social species, and evidence indicates that our happiness depends on social connections.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 257 mm
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  • Breite: 180 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 703 gr
978-0-8261-3282-6 (9780826132826)
0826132820 (0826132820)
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James B. Allen, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Geneseo, where he has taught for the past 23 years. He regularly teaches courses on the psychology of happiness, social psychology, environmental psychology, and advanced research in psychology. Dr. Allen regularly attends and presents at the annual conventions of the Association for Psychological Science and the Eastern Psychological Association. He has published articles in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Sex Roles, and Environment and Behavior. He earned his PhD and master's degrees in social psychology from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Auburn University.
Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. EvolutionChapter 3. PersonalityChapter 4. Joy and Positive EmotionsChapter 5. Social RelationshipsChapter 6. MoneyChapter 7. MaterialismChapter 8. WorkChapter 9. ReligionChapter 10. HealthChapter 11. Enhancing Happiness

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