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Contents Foreword vii Acknowledgments xii Part I Understanding True Wealth 1 1 Psychological Wealth: The Balanced Portfolio 3 2 Two Principles of Psychological Wealth 14 Part II Happy People Function Better 31 3 Health and Happiness 33 4 Happiness and Social Relationships: You Can?t Do Without Them 54 5 Happiness at Work: It Pays To Be Happy 78 Part III Causes of Happiness and Genuine Wealth 101 6 Can Money Buy Happiness? 103 7 Religion, Spirituality, and Happiness 127 8 The Happiest Places on Earth: Culture and Well-Being 144 9 Nature and Nurture: Is There a Happiness Set Point, and Can You Change It? 164 10 Our Crystal Balls: Happiness Forecasting 186 11 Take AIM on Happiness: Attention, Interpretation, and Memory 205 9781405146616_1_pre 5 18/03/2008, 02:56PM vi Part IV Putting It All Together 229 12 Yes, You Can Be Too Happy 231 13 Living Happily Ever After 247 14 Measuring Psychological Wealth: Your Well-Being Balance Sheet 262 Epilogue: About the Science of Happiness 273 Further Reading 285 References 287 Index 311
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