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Subject Week: "Mood Boosting Books"

October 11, 2020

Books that evoke positive emotions lead people to think creatively and to try new things. As a result, happy people can develop new ways to approach the world, new interests, new social relationships, and even new physical skills. All of these effects lead to positive outcomes in people’s lives.

See also Psychology LibGuide. The guide is intended for students interested in psychology, who are doing research for assignments, projects and other works.

1.  Doing the right things right : how the effective executive spends time / Laura Stack HD38.2 .S73 2016

2.  How to change the world / David Bornstein  HN18 .B6363

3. Love 2.0 : creating happiness and health in moments of connection / Barbara L. Fredrickson   BF575.L8 F72 2014

4. Innovation : how innovators think, act and change our world / Kim Chandler McDonald   HD53 .M379 2013

5. The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course / Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Fleche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee, and George Ward   BF575.H27 C577 2018

6. Driving over lemons : an optimist in Spain / Chris Stewart.             DP302.A38 S74 2001

7. Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia / Elizabeth Gilbert.  G154.5.G55 A3 2007

8. Leap: leaving a job with no Plan B to find the career and life you really want / Tess Vigeland   HF5384 .V54 2015

9.  The happiness equation : want nothing + do anything = have everything / Neil Pasricha   BJ1481 .P38  2016

10. Happiness and the good life / Mike W. Martin    BJ1481 .M38 2012

11. Happiness / Alain Badiou ; translated with foreword by A.J. Bartlett and Justin Clemens. B187.H3 B3413 2019

12. Happiness around the world : the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires / Carol Graham   HB74.P8 G73 2012

13. The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living / Meik Wiking BF637.S4 W487 2017

14. The happiness advantage : the seven principles that fuel success and performance at work / Shawn Achor  BF575.H27 A346 2011

15. Radical happiness : moments of collective joy /Lynne Segal   BF575.H27 S397 2018

16. Choose wonder over worry : move beyond fear and doubt to unlock your full potential / Amber Rae   BJ1470.R34 2018

17. Loving life: the morality of self-interest and the facts that support it / Craig Biddle    BJ1474.B53 2002

18.  Flow: the psychology of optimal experience / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. BF575.H27 C85 1991

19. 18 minutes : find your focus, master distraction, and get the right things done / Peter Bregman    BF637.S4 B69 2011

20.  A parrot in the pepper tree / Chris Stewart. DP302.A38 S75 2006

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