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Happy is as Happy Does

By David T. Lykken

Abstract

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

Topics: Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology
Year: 1997
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:769

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