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Employing a lively and accessible writing style, author Daniel W. Barrett integrates up-to-date coverage of social psychology’s core theories, concepts, and research with a discussion of emerging developments in the field–including social neuroscience and the social psychology of happiness, religion, and sustainability. Engaging examples, Applying Social Psychology sections, and a wealth of pedagogical features help readers cultivate a deep understanding of the causes of social behavior.

Three Emerging Trends: The Social Psychology of Happiness, Religion, and Sustainability
Three Emerging Trends: The Social Psychology of Happiness, Religion, and Sustainability

Psychologist Mary Pipher

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Learning Objectives
  • 13.1 Contrast hedonic and eudaimonic happiness and subjective well-being; relate the concept of affective forecasting to the durability bias, focalism, and immune neglect.
  • 13.2 Summarize the research regarding how social relationships, children, personal wealth, and culture can affect happiness; relate happiness to adaptation-level theory.
  • 13.3 Describe the benefits of happiness and explain the sustainable happiness model and what people can do to become happier.
  • 13.4 Discuss religiousness and its four dimensions; distinguish them from the three forms of religious orientation; identify the functions and sources of religion; explain how religion impacts physical and mental health as well as happiness.
  • 13.5 Identify the primary ...
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