The Psychological Wealth of Nations: Do Happy People Make a Happy Society? by Shigehiro OishiThe Psychological Wealth of Nations: Do Happy People Make a Happy Society? by Shigehiro Oishi

The Psychological Wealth of Nations: Do Happy People Make a Happy Society?

byShigehiro Oishi

Paperback | February 20, 2012

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The Psychological Wealth of Nations reviews the range of new scientific research related to individual and societal happiness.

  • Presents a comprehensive review of happiness, from conceptual and measurement issues to an exploration of predictors and consequences of happiness
  • Explores the psychology and economics of happiness and examines the correlations between societal wealth, productivity, and happiness in different countries
  • Offers compelling insights into the ways individual happiness impacts the psychological wealth of overall society
  • Features a highly interdisciplinary approach, with considerations of philosophy, sociology, economics, political sciences, as well as psychology
Shigehiro Oishi is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. A personality and social psychologist, he is also an Associate Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
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Title:The Psychological Wealth of Nations: Do Happy People Make a Happy Society?Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.05 × 6.08 × 0.52 inPublished:February 20, 2012Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405192100

ISBN - 13:9781405192101

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Definition and Measurement of Psychological Wealth.

Chapter 1: Definition.

Chapter 2: Measurement.

Part 2: The Psychological Wealth of Individuals.

Chapter 3: Material Wealth.

Chapter 4: Relational Wealth.

Chapter 5: Personality.

Chapter 6: Interventions.

Chapter 7: Benefits of Psychological Wealth.

Chapter 8: Optimal levels of Psychological Wealth.

Part 3: The Psychological Wealth of Society.

Chapter 9: What is a Good Society?

Chapter 10: Material Wealth and Psychological Wealth of Nations

Chapter 11: Psychological Wealth of Nations: Beyond Material Wealth.

Chapter 12: Happy People, Happy Society?

Part 4: Summary and Conclusions.

Chapter 13: Summary and Conclusion.