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

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  • Copyright: 2012-02-20
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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

Author Biography

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.

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.

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