The happiness curve : why life gets better after 50 / Jonathan Rauch.
- First edition.
- New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
viii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
- Middle age -- Psychological aspects.
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Middle age -- Psychological aspects.
- 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.
- The voyage of life: Thomas Cole's journey
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
- "A Thomas Dunne book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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