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Published: 06 December 2017

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190655648

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The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America

Daniel Horowitz

  • Presents the first history of positive psychology and happiness research and the ways these fields have influenced the lives of millions of people around the world
  • Traces a fascinating and distinctly American story of the shift in focus from mental illness to happiness
  • Links major world events such as the Holocaust, the presidency of Ronald Reagan, 9/11, and deindustrialization to popular cultural artifacts such as Oprah's television show, evangelical sermons, TED talks, and the rise of Facebook
  • Explores the surprising cultural impacts and overlaps of a variety of fields, such as Eastern spirituality, behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience

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