- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780380715220
- ISBN-13: 978-0380715220
- ASIN: 0380715228
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #685,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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David G. Myers, the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Michigan's Hope College, is the author of fifteen books, and articles in dozens of periodicals, from Science and Scientific American to The Christian Century and Christianity Today. He serves on the National Marriage Project advisory board. Myers has been married for forty-two years and is the father of three adult children.
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Myers has researched these and other questions related to happiness and has compiled the answers in this easy-to-read, textbook-like book. Some of the factors enabling happiness are work that allows a person to experience "flow," a deep religious faith that offers hope and solace, supportive friends, a satisfying marriage or love relationship, and an optimism that things will work out. Adequate sleep and good health also aid in having a cheerful outlook. About the flow, friends, and love relationship, I immediately thought of Freud and his statement that love and work are the cornerstones to a balanced work.
As a psychology instructor, I always find myself integrating the "happiness factor" into my classes, and Myers' book offers answers and the research to back them up. Plus, its engaging style and topic organization make it easier to pick and choose which research to concentrate on. Nice change from the numerous "self-help" books on the market.
"The Pursuit of Happiness" is refreshing and enlightening. It is modern day Old Testament Wisdom. I loved it.