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About the Creator and Performer

Jaime Kurtz is an Associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University, where she teaches courses on Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Positive Psychology, and Psychological Research Methods. She received her B.A. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Kurtz has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on happiness, and with bestselling author Sonja Lyubomirsky, she is co-author of Positively Happy: Routes to Sustainable Happiness, a workbook for putting happiness strategies into practice in everyday life. Her first solo-authored book, The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, was published in June of 2017 by Oxford University Press.
With the Institute for Brain Potential, Dr. Kurtz offers seminars on happiness and well-being to health-care professionals nationwide. In addition, she writes the popular Happy Trails online column for Psychology Today.
Always eager to merge her love of psychology and travel, Dr. Kurtz is the creator and director of Exploring the Good Life in Scandinavia. In this three-week summer program, she leads college students on a tour of two of the world’s happiest nations, Denmark and Sweden, where they observe and conduct interviews on cross-cultural differences in well-being, in addition to doing happiness-boosting exercises of their own.

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Very helpful!

Thanks so much for this incredible audible. I’ve already put some of it in practice.

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Great info and data!

I love the structure of the book and all the useful psychology-related data that was shared. Sometimes they just tell you what to do without the data to show you why or how it works. I think that is really important. The author doesn't flood you with data and study results... it's just enough to prove the points. I also like how the key points are summarized again at the end, in case you forgot some of them. I plan on re-reading and journaling this as well. And the narrator's voice is so upbeat and positive sounding that it's hard not to get inspired!

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Really educational and eye opening

Jamie does a great job at giving credit to researchers. She explains things so well.

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Informative!

I loved it! the Lady's voice alone made me happier and kept my interest. Thanks!

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Excellent audiobook to listen to learn how to be happier in life

This is a must to listen audiobook for all ages especially the young ones who might have more challenging time in modern era to be happy in life. Dr. Jamie Kurtz lays out the blueprint of how to become happy in life for those who lean need help and to be happier for those who are already happy!