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Published: 17 April 2009

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780195334074

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Well-Being for Public Policy

Ed Diener, Richard Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John Helliwell

Oxford Positive Psychology

At the most ambitious, even audacious, level, the book has the potential of transforming society by making people and policy more concerned about well-being, and less concerned about economics and income. The existence of national measures of well-being would draw more interest to the rewarding and problem areas of life, and serve to give a broader focus to societal decisions. National accounts of well-being could reorient societies so that social values, the environment, enjoyable work, and physical and emotional health are given prominence along with economic development. this book is an invaluable
treatise on current understanding of the complexities of translating research into
educational practice.