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THE HAPPINESS CURVE: Why Life Gets Better After 50
你的幸福曲線(剖析中年危機真相,獲得幸福生活的動力)(簡體中文版書名)
版本: 精裝256頁  2018 年 5 月 1 日  Thomas Dunne Books出版
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內容介紹

「暖心、睿智、妙趣橫生。喬納森·勞赫將證據和經驗巧妙結合,向大眾展示了人生z好的時光即將到來。」—史蒂芬·平克(Steven Pinker),全球知名認知心理學家,當代偉大思想家

 

● 全球知名智庫專家、“幸福曲線”理論創始人革新之作,用心理學、經濟學和大資料幫你重新定義人生下半場!


● 首度剖析一直被誤解的中年危機的真相,教你更輕鬆地度過中年困境,更科學、更智慧地享受生活!


● 全球幾十位知名經濟學家、社會學家、心理學家、神經學家、思想家、企業家等現身說法!

 

為什麼在40來歲的時候,人們會越來越難感到幸福?為什麼即使已經取得了成功,你還是會感到消沉和不幸福?這種不安是從何而來的?更重要的是,這種狀態會結束嗎?在《你的幸福曲線》(THE HAPPINESS CURVE)一書中,知名學者喬納森·勞赫(Jonathan Rauch)回答了所有的這些問題,並用心理學、經濟學和大資料幫你重新定義人生的下半場,剖析有關中年危機的不為人知的真相,讓你重新獲得幸福生活的動力。

 

在本書中,喬納森·勞赫以專業的研究為依據,借用各行各業人們的故事,詳盡地剖析了幸福曲線理論。他指出,從20多歲到40多歲,人的幸福感遵循U型曲線模型,即從年輕時的樂觀積極發展到中年的長期低迷;然後,人的幸福感從50多歲又開始回升。勞赫指出,這並不是所謂的中年危機,而是人生的一種必不可少的自然階段。

 

此外,喬納森·勞赫還為我們提供了一套具體可行的方法,讓我們能在中年的黑暗森林中找到出路,脫離人生困境,快速地重新獲得幸福!

 

目錄:
引言 追求幸福是一種基本的生活技能
上篇 幸福曲線的真相
Chapter 1 滿足障礙:我們為什麼不幸福
Chapter 2 中場焦慮:中年危機是一種謊言
Chapter 3 時間效應:年齡增長如何影響幸福感
Chapter 4 期望陷阱:中年危機是一種謊言
Chapter 5 衰老悖論:為什麼中年後我們更幸福
下篇 順利度過幸福曲線穀底的3大策略
Chapter 6 智取:幸福青睞善於用腦的人
Chapter 7 自助:6項修煉帶你走出中年困境
第1項修煉:正常化
第2項修煉:打斷內心的批評
第3項修煉:活在當下
第4項修煉:合理展示自我困境
第5項修煉:“走,不要跳”
第6項修煉:等待
Chapter 8 互助:借他人之力化解中年煩惱
後記 感恩幫你重建幸福驅動力
致謝

作者介紹

喬納森·勞赫(Jonathan Rauch)全球知名智庫布魯金斯學會高級研究員,“幸福曲線”理論創始人。2005年美國國家雜誌獎獲得者,2010年美國國家頭條新聞獎獲得者,這兩個獎項是美國久負盛名的雜誌評論獎。被廣泛認為是美國評論界極具原創性和極多才多藝的人之一。


畢業於耶魯大學,曾為《美國國家期刊》《經濟學人》《紐約時報》《華爾街日報》等撰稿。其作品多次被評為“美國雜誌寫作佳作”“美國科學與自然寫作佳作”。


作者官網:https://www.jonathanrauch.com/

書評

"Rauch fills his book with reassuring research on why a midlife malaise is normal, as well as some sound lessons on how to cultivate happiness in general. With strong family relationships, a trust-filled community, and supportive friends, anyone should be able to ride out even their darkest years." –Wall Street Journal


“Journalist Rauch (Political Realism) argues for a “happiness curve” to life―a common, U-shaped path from youthful idealism, through middle-aged disappointment, to eventual happiness―in this inspired take on midlife crises. They [readers] will also take comfort from Rauch’s personal investment in the subject―he has moved through the bottom of his own happiness curve and concludes his heartening self-help book by writing that it was ‘worth the wait.’” –Publishers Weekly


"In a youth-obsessed culture, it may be difficult to convince some that life gets better after 50. But by supplanting dated cliches with compelling scholarship, Rauch offers a fresh and reassuring vision of aging that supersedes superficial fixations." –The Washington Post


"This uplifting report offers hope and encouragement for aging readers doubting the longevity of bliss. Stimulating reading for those seeking enlightenment and joyfulness throughout middle age." –Kirkus


“Psychologists agree that the midlife crisis is a myth. But why are so many middle-aged people so dissatisfied with their lives? Sifting through happiness studies and conducting his own interviews and surveys, Rauch discovers a pattern... This thoughtful study is sure to find an audience.” –Booklist


"a refreshingly thoughtful, positive view of aging." –AARP


"The Happiness Curve is about a midlife transition that empirical life-time studies and “big data” have demonstrated to be just as reliable a finding as was Stanley Hall’s ground breaking 1907 definition of “adolescence.” In order to demonstrate that our psychological well-being declines until the fifth decade and then steadily improves, Rauch not only provides illustrative case histories--always scientifically suspect if reassuring--but also reviews authoritative lifespan studies, ranging from primatology to neurophysiology, from demography to frequency of mood altering medication use. With maturity, gratitude becomes easier, and “giving it away” becomes a source of joy, rather than a life sentence of “letting go." The Happiness Curve should be essential reading for everybody over 40.” ―George E. Vaillant MD, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Grant Study of Adult Development, and author of Triumphs of Experience.


"The Happiness Curve delivers on the promise of its title, with wise insights and practices to help you become the best you can be. Leave the midlife slump. Enter into an encore adulthood of powerful purpose.” ―Richard Leider, international bestselling author of The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, and Life Reimagined


“When I was 40, I used to think that life begins at 40. How naïve I was in my callow youth! It’s 50, of course―no, make that 60. In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” ―Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now and The Blank Slate


"Do you wish to understand the arc of your life? And why you are likely to end up happier than you are right now? If so, The Happiness Curve is the place to start. And I write this as someone who can vouch that the upper part of the happiness life curve is very glorious indeed." ―Tyler Cowen, New York Times bestselling author of The Complacent Class and The Great Stagnation


"It’s a great paradox of happiness: The decades when we experience our greatest worldly success are also when our happiness craters. Why are middle-aged people so miserable? Jonathan Rauch tackles the question in this helpful, rigorous, and fun book. The Happiness Curve will make readers smarter – and perhaps even a little more joyful." ―Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute


"Jonathan Rauch has taken the midlife crisis and transformed it into the kinder, gentler happiness curve. He pierces the old, cliche-ridden landscape of broken marriages and red sports cars, and replaces it with a new and rich understanding of the natural lifecycle. The Happiness Curve is a helpful travel guide through the middle and later years that will be passed from one generation to another with the reassuring message: “it gets better.” ―Ellen Goodman


"Anyone between age 35 and 70 must read this book. Armed with scientific rigor, compelling stories, and winsome self-revelation, Jonathan Rauch reveals the mystery of midlife." ―Barbara Bradley Hagerty, New York Times bestselling author of Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife


"Rauch contrasts the happiness people experience in midlife with the happiness they expect, making an important scientific finding come to life with urgency and passion. Beautifully written and a must-read for those who are interested in the science of happiness and for anyone approaching the age of forty." ―Martin Binder, Professor of Economics, Bard College Berlin


"What makes midlife so difficult for so many? Being human, as this illuminating and beautifully reasoned book explains. If it’s hard to believe that happiness increases with age, Jonathan Rauch suggests, just wait. Or read this book." ―Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism


"This brilliant book is chock full of unexpected findings, revelatory insights, and consoling wisdom about aging, happiness, and the stages of life. I would say that everyone in his or her forties should read it--it will be a soothing balm for those in the dark wood of middle age--but that's too limiting: really, every thinking adult should read this stimulating intellectual adventure story, which is also a genuinely helpful guidebook to life." ―Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind and editor of The Atlantic


"This is a book destined to be passed hand to hand as a balm for the travails of midlife. Required reading for anyone between the ages of 35 and 55 who wants to avoid needless suffering." ―Miles Kimball, professor of economics at University of Colorado Boulder


"Rauch’s elegantly lucid and nuanced book, which smoothly summarizes the work of dozens of economists, scientists and psychologists, begins by examining the work of “happiness economists,” who use “big data” to trace the arc of happiness. Filtering out variables such as health, wealth and marital status, they found a consistent U-shaped pattern." ―The Columbus Dispatch

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