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The happiness curve : why life gets better after 50 / Jonathan Rauch.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 155.67 RAUCH (Text) 33946003558256 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 10/03/2019

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  • ISBN: 1250080916
  • ISBN: 9781250080912
  • Physical Description: xiv, 257 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Picador edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The voyage of life: Thomas Cole's journey -- and mine -- What makes us happy (and doesn't): the strange illogic of life satisfaction -- A timely discovery: how unsuspecting economists (and apes) found the happiness curve -- The shape of the river: time, happiness, and the curve of the U -- The expectations trap: midlife malaise is often about nothing -- The paradox of aging: why getting old makes you happier -- Crossing toward wisdom: the happiness curve has a purpose, and it's social -- Helping ourselves: how to get through the U -- Helping each other: bringing midlife out of the closet -- Epilogue: Gratitude.
Summary, etc.:
Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife.
Subject: Middle age > Psychological aspects.
Interpersonal relations.

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