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In search of happiness; understanding an endangered state of mind.


In search of happiness; understanding an endangered state of mind.

Schumaker, John F.



287 pages




Clinical psychologist Schumaker draws on insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, philosophy, economics, and religious studies in order to construct a biography of "the life and death of happiness." He explores the essence of happiness in different cultures and different times and critiques the commercialized happiness of today's mass consumer society.

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Date:May 1, 2007
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