Happy is as Happy Does

Lykken, David T. (1997) Happy is as Happy Does. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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Although Lykken & Tellegen (1996) have shown that the stable component of happiness or subjective well-being is strongly influenced by genetic factors, One needn't permit one's own or one's child's genetic steersman have his head. One can combat the "happiness thieves" (depression, fear, irritability) and one can achieve happiness increments through a varied diet of constructive activity.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:Genetics of behavior, happiness, subjective well-being, evolutionary psychology
Subjects:Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
ID Code:769
Deposited By: Lykken, David
Deposited On:10 Dec 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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