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

Author/Creator:
Rauch, Jonathan, 1960- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Middle age -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness.
Interpersonal relations.
Interpersonal relations
Local subjects:
Happiness.
Middle age -- Psychological aspects.
Midlife crisis.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781250078803
1250078806
OCLC:
1031409404
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