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- DescriptionMuch attention has been given to the ecomics of everyday life, which typically applies ecomic principles to the analysis of the different choices that people face under different situations. Yet there are hardly any books on the ecomics of life-an ecomics that takes the finite lifespan as the starting point and that looks at how one can maximize the subjective value from life given the constraint of the limited lifespan. In this volume, Lok Sang Ho suggests that the lack of progress in happiness among developed countries despite significant ecomic growth is due to a deficit of mental goods , rather than a lack of material goods. The author stresses the role of culture and mental habits in determining the efficacy of gaining mental goods which includes love, a sense of security and automy, contentment, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and freedom from anxiety. Drawing on empirical research, the book explores how to invest, work, and consume from a whole life perspective, arguing that every action - consumption, investment, or work - should enhance the total quality of life. This overriding concern about life itself is kwn as love. The Psychology and Ecomics of Happiness uses the analytical framework of ecomists on a subject studied by positive psychologists, drawing both from empirical evidence and from psychological literature. It will be of interest to researchers and academics interested in ecomic and positive psychology, as well as those from related fields keen to learn more about living fuller, happier lives.
- Author BiographyLok Sang Ho is Professor and Head of the Department of Economics and Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
- Author(s)Lok Sang Ho
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication05/11/2013
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note14 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones, 9 black & white line drawings
- Weight340 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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