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  • Published: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141977539
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

Happiness by Design

Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life




How to design your life for happiness - by thinking less and doing more

As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it's not just how you feel, it's how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment. Enough has been written on how to think happy.Happiness by Design is about how to behave happy and how to incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives.

  • Published: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141977539
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan is an internationally renowned expert on happiness, behaviour, and public policy. He is currently a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. He has been a visiting research scholar at Princeton University, where he worked closely with Daniel Kahneman. Among various other roles, he is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences Panel on measuring national well-being, a member of the National Wellbeing Advisory Forum for the Office for National Statistics in the UK, and is Chief Academic Advisor to the UK Government on how policymakers should value the impact of goods that are hard to measure, like health.

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