Author(s): Tal Ben-Shahar
The teacher of the most popular course in Harvard University's history presents an extensively researched, easy-to-read, and practical guide on how to become happier. His unique take is that true happiness comes from enjoying daily pursuits while also working toward a meaningful, larger goal. . It contains practical exercises backed by scientific studies.First publishd 2007.
Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., is one of Harvard University's most popular lecturers. He has been profiled on NPR and featured on CNN, CBS, and in the New York Times and the Boston Globe. His classes attract 1,400 students per semester approximately 20 percent of all Harvard graduates. Ben-Shahar graduated from Harvard with a degree in philosophy and psychology. For the last ten years, he has been teaching personal and organizational excellence, leadership, ethics, and self-esteem. For more information, visit www.talbenshahar.com
Part 1: Happiness Foreword: Positive Psychology Chapter 1: The Question of Happiness Part 2: What Is Happiness? Chapter 2: Reconciling Past and Future Chapter 3: Happiness Explained Chapter 4: The Ultimate Currency Chapter 5: Setting Goals Part 3: Happiness Applied Chapter 6: In Education Chapter 7: In the Workplace Chapter 9: In Relationships Part 4: Meditations on Happiness First Mediation: Self-Interest and Benevolence Second Mediation: Beyond the Temporary High Third Meditation: Letting Our Light Shine Fourth Mediation: Imagine! Fifth Meditation: Take Your Time Sixth Mediation: The Happiness Revolution Conclusion: Here and Now