Re: Causes of happiness [Was: Damned European Socialist ;-)]

Ralph Lewis (
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 13:54:13 -0800

You might also be interested in a book we wrote while at The Rand Corporation in the late 1960's

Studies in the quality of life; Delphi and decision-making

                     by  Dalkey, Rourke, Lewis and Snyder, Lexington Books, 1972

I still think it is great work after all of these years.

Some later work I did found happiness was a proper mix of novelity, sociolality and privacy.

Best Ralph

At 01:45 AM 11/13/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Unless it's been superceded in the last decade, the best study I know of on
>the causes of happiness (or at least what factors happiness correlates
>with) is Michael Argyll's The Psychology of Happiness. I bought this in
>England in the '80s, so it may not be available in the U.S.
>Max More, Ph.D.
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