Sonja Lyubomirsky

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Sonja Lyubomirsky (born December 14, 1966) is an American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness.wikipedia
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University of California, Riverside

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Sonja Lyubomirsky (born December 14, 1966) is an American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness.

Hedonic treadmill

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Hedonic adaptation supports this view.
The concept of the happiness set point (proposed by Sonja Lyubomirsky ) can be applied in clinical psychology to help patients return to their hedonic set point when negative events happen.

Positive psychology

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Sonja Lyubomirsky, in her book The How Of Happiness, says that to improve happiness individuals should create new habits; they can seek out new emotions, use variety and timing to prevent hedonic adaptation and enlist others to motivate and support during the creation of those new habits.

Philosophy of happiness

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Sonja Lyubomirsky asserted in her 2007 book, The How of Happiness, that happiness is 50 percent genetically determined (based on twin studies), 10 percent circumstantial, and 40 percent subject to self-control.

Russia

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Originally from Russia, Lyubomirsky received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University.

Harvard University

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Originally from Russia, Lyubomirsky received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University.

Social psychology

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Originally from Russia, Lyubomirsky received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University.

Personality psychology

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Originally from Russia, Lyubomirsky received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University.

Stanford University

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Originally from Russia, Lyubomirsky received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University.

John Templeton Foundation

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Lyubomirsky has been honored with a John Templeton Foundation grant, a Science of Generosity grant, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and a million-dollar grant (with Ken Sheldon) from the National Institute of Mental Health.

National Institute of Mental Health

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Lyubomirsky has been honored with a John Templeton Foundation grant, a Science of Generosity grant, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and a million-dollar grant (with Ken Sheldon) from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Penguin Group

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Published in 2008 by Penguin Press, the book has been translated into 22 languages.

Self-control

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The premise of The How of Happiness is (1) that happiness is worth striving for, and (2) that 50 percent of a given human's long-term happiness level is genetically determined (based on twin studies), 10 percent is affected by life circumstances and situation, and a remaining 40 percent of happiness is subject to self control that can make a difference.

IPhone

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The How of Happiness has spawned an iPhone application called Live Happy, produced by Signal Patterns.

Happiness

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For instance Sonja Lyubomirsky has described happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one's life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.” Eudaimonia, is a Greek term variously translated as happiness, welfare, flourishing, and blessedness.

Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education

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Also attending the inauguration were Tim Shriver, Deepak Chopra, and Sonja Lyubomirsky.

Well-being contributing factors

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In her book The How of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky similarly argued people's happiness varies around a genetic set point.

Happy (2011 film)

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They interviewed a number of psychologists around the world, including Ed Diener, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois; Richard Davidson, a professor at the University of Wisconsin's Lab of Affective Neuroscience; and Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness.

Book tune

Book tunes have been created for several books including The How of Happiness, by Sonja Lyubomirsky, and The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

World Happiness Council

Founding members of the council are Irina Bokova, Director-General of Unesco, Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland, Richard Layard and John F. Helliwell, editors of the World Happiness Report, Ed Diener, senior scientist with the Gallup Organisation, Martin Seligman, Director of Authentic Happiness, Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, Ahmad Al Shugairi, Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, Martine Durand, Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician at the OECD, and Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Professor of Economics at University of Oxford.

Middlesex (novel)

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According to UC Riverside psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky, the novel examines how an individual's traits are due neither solely to nature nor solely to nurture.