Happiness by Design

Happiness by Design : Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life

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As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it's not just how you feel, it's how you act.

Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment. Enough has been written on how to think happy. Happiness by Design is about how to behave happy and how to incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134mm | 171g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489055932
  • 9781489055934
  • 2,453,435

Review quote

'Few books change one's life; in 48 hours this has improved mine ... Anyone who wonders if they are living their lives as fully as they might will find ideas worth thinking about in this engaging, persuasive book.' -- The Sunday Times 'Dolan makes a persuasive case that happiness might really be simple. His book is a powerful reminder not to get caught up in overthinking things, but to focus instead on maximising what actually delivers joy ... and most of us would benefit from listening to him.' -- The Guardian 'Outstanding, cutting-edge, and profound. If you're going to read one book on happiness, this is the one.' -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, bestselling author of The Black Swan and Antifragile
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About Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan, PhD, is an internationally renowned expert on happiness, behaviour and public policy. He is currently Professor of Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has been a visiting research scholar at Princeton University. He also advises the US National Academy of Sciences on measurement issues in happiness research. Jonathan Cowley is a British voice actor who calls Los Angeles home. He is an accomplished narrator, having recorded over sixty audiobooks and received AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narration of The Science of Evil by Simon Baron-Cohen, The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart, and The Angry Chef's Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food by Anthony Warner.
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2,154 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (816)
3 32% (693)
2 10% (205)
1 2% (51)
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