A Answer these questions based on the book, “The How of Happiness” by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky. Say all responses in your own words – No quotes are allowed (even if properly cited)
1.According to the author, what is happiness and how is it attaine-d? (Please cite your sources).
2. Also, In chapter 2, the author asks the reader to assess him or herself. In what ways are judgments of happiness made? That is, how does one assess his or her happiness levels? Are these methods valid?
3. Also, in making judgments about your own happiness, where are you on that continuum and where are your friends and family?
5.What is mean-t by “hedonic adaptation,” and how does that fit in with the study of happiness?
6.Also, what is the happiness “set point,” and what research supports this idea? Is there refuting evidence?
7.Are people predispose-d to experience a certain level of happiness? Is that the same thing as saying our happiness level is determine-d? Why or why not?
8.Also, when discussing the promise of “intentional activity,” the author discusses the possibility of increasing one’s happiness. What are her conclusions, and what evidence does she have for holding such conclusions?
9.Take one of the given assessments on happiness, and then describe the results regarding your level of happiness (please describe the scale that you used). Now, assess your closest friend. Are you similar or different?
10.Now take the Person-Fit Activity Diagnostic? That is, after taking this assessment, what were your four happiness activities? Then, give this assessment to your closest friend. Were the results similar to your own? What conclusions do you draw from comparing your scores?
11.Also, what are the 12 happiness activities mentione-d by Dr. Lyubomirsky? How do these activities improve one’s happiness. Please be specific. In what ways do these apply to your life?
12. Additionally, For a period of one week, focus on two happiness activities and engage in behaviors suggested by the author. Please describe your experiences over the week (cognitions, emotions, behaviors—please address each of these in turn). Did these activities help you? Why or why not?
14Also, how might the strategies and activities suggested by Dr. Lyubomirksy affect individuals who are depressed (please thoroughly read the Postscript: pg. 285). What does she say causes depression and what are the most hopeful treatments, according to the author?
15.Lastly, conclusion. After reading The How of Happiness, form a well-thought-out conclusion.