Prof. Paul Dolan on LSE Research Highlights

“One of the most common ways we make sense of our lives is through stories. From the earliest cave paintings depicting spirits or symbols, to the fairy tales that offer moral messages to children, stories are a universal reference point helping to guide most people’s choices about how they live.

Professor Paul Dolan new book, The Happiness Myth, follows his bestselling Happiness by Design by looking at how the evidence challenges the narratives at the heart of our idea of wellbeing.”

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The Guardian: Want to transform your life? Stop chasing perfection.

“One of the most rigorous articulations of the new mood of acceptance is Happy Ever After: Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life by Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioural science at the LSE and, the publicity material explains, “an internationally renowned expert in human behaviour and happiness”. His book is a persuasive demolition of many of our cultural stories about how we ought to live, including the idea that there’s anything particularly desirable about being a senior academic or a renowned expert.”

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LSE PRESS RELEASE – Women more stressed by commuting than men, 22 Agust 2011

PRESS RELEASE LSE
Title:  Women more stressed by commuting than men
Authors: Jennifer Roberts , Paul Dolan
Publisher: LSE
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Links to media coverage about this Press Release:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/266632/Women-hit-worst-by-daily-commute
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/aug/22/communting-more-stressful-women-men
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2029073/Commuting-far-stressful-women-affect-mental-health-warn-experts.html
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/08/23/busy-mums-stressed-out-by-commuting-115875-23364857/
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/news/theme_news_detail.php?id=800706638&tab_id=116
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/women-suffer-more-stress-from-daily-travel/177935-19.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2011/0823/1224302853228.html
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/women-suffer-more-stress-from-daily-travel/835817/

“I’ve won the grand slam of happiness; a former tennis star ticks all the right boxes in a new formula for wellbeing, report Rosie Kinchen and Richard Goss”, The Sunday Times, Edition 1, Northern Ireland, page 7, 20 March 2011

“I’ve won the grand slam of happiness; a former tennis star ticks all the right boxes in a new formula for wellbeing, report Rosie Kinchen and Richard Goss”, The Sunday Times, Edition 1, Northern Ireland, page 7, 20 March 2011

“The price of life – it was £20,000. Now NHS drugs body recalculates; National Institute for Clinical Excellence promises to take prompt action.” The Independent on Sunday, Nina Lakani, page 18, 12 October 2008.

“The price of life – it was £20,000. Now NHS drugs body recalculates;
National Institute for Clinical Excellence promises to take prompt action.” The Independent on Sunday, Nina Lakani, page 18, 12 October 2008.
(quoted in print edition)

“The Joy Of Economics; Politicians are looking to the dismal science for ways to make us happier–but is the well-being state a bad idea?” Newsweek International Edition, Rana Foroohar with ith Quindlen Krovatin in Beijing, 07 May 2007

The Joy Of Economics; Politicians are looking to the dismal science for ways to make us happier–but is the well-being state a bad idea?” Newsweek International Edition, Rana Foroohar with ith Quindlen Krovatin in Beijing, 07 May 2007