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Meet Your Happy Chemicals

Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin

By Loretta Graziano Breuning
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Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin  by Loretta Graziano Breuning

Meet Your Happy Chemicals (2012) provides a detailed introduction to the four chemicals responsible for our happiness: dopamine, serotonin, endorphin and oxytocin. The book explores the mechanics of what makes us happy and why, as well as why some bad things make us feel so good.

  • Anyone interested in turning their bad habits into productive ones
  • Anyone who wants to become a happier person
  • Anyone who is interested in psychology and neurology

Loretta Graziano Breuning is the founder of the Inner Mammal Institute as well as a docent at the Oakland Zoo, where she lectures on the social behavior of mammals and gives tours. She has written several other books, including Beyond Cynical: Transcend Your Mammalian Negativity.

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