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Psychology

Gillian Butler and Freda McManus.

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Psychology. 168 pages.

Psychology: A Very Short Introduction explores some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance by looking at normal and abnormal behaviour, perception, attention, memory,...

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Psychotherapy

Tom Burns.

Edited by Eva Burns-Lundgren.

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Psychology. 152 pages.

Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of psychotherapy from its origins in Freud’s psychoanalysis to the range of different approaches—counselling, cognitive...

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Happiness

Daniel M. Haybron.

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychology. 168 pages.

Happiness: A Very Short Introduction considers the true nature of happiness and the current thinking on the subject, from psychology to philosophy. What is happiness? Is it subjective or...

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Psychology

Gillian Butler and Freda McManus.

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychology. 176 pages.

Psychology: A Very Short Introduction provides an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance by looking at normal and abnormal behaviour, perception...

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A remarkable fact

Daniel M. Haybron.

in Happiness

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology. 3817 words.

Today, we can expect to live decades longer than any generation before us. Dire poverty and many forms of oppression are on the decline. So we should be at our happiest. ‘A remarkable fact’...

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What is happiness?

in Happiness

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology. 4590 words.

How can we define happiness? We could say, to be happy is to have a favourable emotional condition. Is this a good definition? ‘What is happiness?’ suggests that this provides a useful...

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Life satisfaction

in Happiness

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology. 3228 words.

Can we use life satisfaction as a measure of happiness? ‘Life satisfaction’ looks at the idea that we measure our own happiness levels using subjective standards. This view has appeal as it...

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Measuring happiness

in Happiness

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology. 2781 words.

Can happiness be measured or is it too elusive and complex to measure? ‘Measuring happiness’ looks at the issues associated with trying to measure happiness. Measures of happiness can be...

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The sources of happiness

Daniel M. Haybron.

in Happiness

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology. 7377 words.

Listing the different sources of our happiness can be tricky: relationships, friends, family, community, love. ‘The sources of happiness’ considers where we find our happiness and how these...

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Beyond happiness: well-being

in Happiness

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychology. 3889 words.

Well-being should not be confused with happiness. Well-being is a matter of value: what is good for us. ‘Beyond happiness: well-being’ considers what we need to attain a sense of...

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