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The Resource Redefining success in America : a new theory of happiness and human development, Michael Kaufman

Redefining success in America : a new theory of happiness and human development, Michael Kaufman

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Redefining success in America : a new theory of happiness and human development
Title
Redefining success in America
Title remainder
a new theory of happiness and human development
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kaufman
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Language
eng
Summary
Work hard in school, graduate from a top college, establish a high-paying professional career, enjoy the long-lasting reward of happiness. This is the American Dream - and yet basic questions at the heart of this competitive journey remain unanswered. Does competitive success, even rarified entry into the Ivy League and the top one percent of earners in America, deliver on its promise? Does realizing the American Dream deliver a good life? In Redefining Success in America, psychologist and human development scholar Michael Kaufman develops a fundamentally new understanding of how elite undergraduate educations and careers play out in lives, and of what shapes happiness among the prizewinners in America. In so doing, he exposes the myth at the heart of the American Dream. Returning to the legendary Harvard Student Study of undergraduates from the 1960s and interviewing participants almost fifty years later, Kaufman shows that formative experiences in family, school, and community largely shape a future adult's worldview and wellbeing by late adolescence, and that fundamental change in adulthood, when it occurs, is shaped by adult family experiences, not by ever-greater competitive success. Published research on general samples shows that these patterns, and the book's findings generally, are broadly applicable to demographically varied populations in the United States. Leveraging biography-length clinical interviews and quantitative evidence unmatched even by earlier landmark studies of human development, Redefining Success in America redefines the conversation about the nature and origins of happiness, and about how adults develop
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ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Kaufman, Michael
Dewey number
158
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.S8
LC item number
K3787 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Harvard University
  • Success
  • Well-being
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • Success
  • Universities and colleges
  • Well-being
  • United States
  • Alumnus
  • Erfolg
  • Wohlbefinden
  • Längsschnittuntersuchung
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Redefining success in America : a new theory of happiness and human development, Michael Kaufman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The study of success and happiness -- Patterns in lives -- Brightness and darkness -- The varieties of experience -- Observations and longitudinal models -- The qualitative assessment of well-being: an innovation in happiness research -- The stability model -- Stability tested quantitatively -- The change model -- Beyond success: the relationship between career and happiness -- Comparisons and summary -- A conventional measure of happiness: a reexamination -- A paradigm for understanding adult life -- The developmental forces shaping our well-being
Control code
1001431376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780226550015
Lccn
2017035754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001431376
Label
Redefining success in America : a new theory of happiness and human development, Michael Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The study of success and happiness -- Patterns in lives -- Brightness and darkness -- The varieties of experience -- Observations and longitudinal models -- The qualitative assessment of well-being: an innovation in happiness research -- The stability model -- Stability tested quantitatively -- The change model -- Beyond success: the relationship between career and happiness -- Comparisons and summary -- A conventional measure of happiness: a reexamination -- A paradigm for understanding adult life -- The developmental forces shaping our well-being
Control code
1001431376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780226550015
Lccn
2017035754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001431376

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