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A FREE complete copy of Dr.
Stevens' book, You Can Choose To Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety,
Anger, and Depression
A self-development program to help you get positive control
of your emotions, your relationships, and your life. Learn to overcome
anxiety, anger, and depression and find more love, hope, confidence,
and integrity to be the person you really want. Discover your Higher
Self and learn how to overcome your worst fears of loneliness,
rejection, poverty, illness, failure, etc. Readers rated it 8.3 out of
a possible 9.0 on helpfulness. You can read chapters out-of-order to
gain knowledge of specific topics. New detailed research support for
ideas and recommendations in book not found in other self-help books.
- Dr. Stevens'
SELF-HELP MATERIALS on Relationships,
Shyness, Time Management, Career-Planning, Memory, etc. Free
articles for self-development on intimate, loving, relationships and marriage;
meeting people, dating, conversational skills, and overcoming loneliness and
fear of rejection with confidence; overcoming unhappiness, pessimism,
confusion, loneliness, grief, fear, jealousy, pleasing others too much, and
low self-esteem; decision-making and career planning.
The free Success and Happiness
Attributes Questionnaire (SHAQ). SHAQ
reports your Happiness Quotient (HQ).
The HQ can predict overall happiness with an average of about 75% accuracy,
and is also very good at predicting depression, anxiety, anger, and other
outcomes. SHAQ also
tests for self-esteem and self-confidence; intimacy and assertive
conflict-resolution skills; causes of anxiety, depression, and anger;
emotional coping and time management skills; internal control; optimism vs.
pessimism; factors influencing memory, learning, and academic success; and
other factors. Want help with emotions, intimate relationships, meeting people
or shyness, non-assertiveness, negative thinking, learning, personal growth,
or many of the personal problems on this page? Also, see links to many other
self-help topics and checked web sites specifically related to your SHAQ
Paper on Results Related to the Happiness Quotient (HQ) Formula Factors, Book
Ideas, and SHAQ Questionnaire.
This is a professional research
paper describing the research methods and results of the study on 3446 people
who took SHAQ and various outcome scales on the Internet. The results
strongly supported the utility of SHAQ, the ideas in the book, and the power
of the HQ formula.
Layman's Version of Research Results
Related to the Happiness Quotient (HQ) Formula Factors, Book Ideas, and SHAQ
Questionnaire. Much briefer summaries copied from book which summarize the research results.
If you are not a professional researcher, read this version.
Cognitive Therapy, Life Skills Training, Research, and other
Professional Papers A few professional papers by Dr. Tom
and Sherry Stevens.
Dr. Tom Stevens' book:
You Can Choose To Be Happy:
Anxiety, Anger, and Depression
upon 30+ years of clinical experience, personal experience, and
research, this book uses many validated methods for increasing control
of your happiness, anxiety, anger, and depression; for developing
successful relationships; and for managing your time and your life to
achieve your goals and satisfy your values. It is an advanced and
detailed self-help book which can be understood by almost anyone.
It can be read for brief methods to solve particular issues or problems;
or it can be used as a comprehensive, long-range self-development
program for changing your life in significant ways. Many readers
have commented about how this book has helped them make major life
changes in even short time periods.
A unique aspect of the book's use for self-development is how it goes
hand-in-hand with SHAQ (see below). SHAQ can be used as a pre-test
and a measure of your needs and progress. SHAQ's results have
specific links to self-help material in the book and elsewhere.
SHAQ can help you focus on areas that will have the greatest effect;
while the book provides the tips and step-by-step instructions.
Try reading the first 50 pages of the book to get a good overview and
start. Then read the other sections as you find a need or
Research Identifies a
Formula for Happiness and Low Anxiety, Depression, and Anxiety
The Happiness Quotient (HQ) formula
correlated .87 with Overall
Happinessmaximum possible correlation = 1.00).
(Go to SHAQ Research and Book Conclusions for more detail)
Dr. Stevens designed the Success and
Happiness Questionnaire (SHAQ) based upon the chapters in this book.
Each main book factor (such as Positive World View, Internal-External Control,
Higher Self, Self-Esteem, Self-Management Skills, Coping Skills, Assertive
Conflict Resolution, etc.) was made into a scale of questions. The whole
questionnaire of all scales is called the Success and Happiness Attributes
Questionnaire (SHAQ). Our research analyzed data on 3,446 people who have
The Happiness Quotient (HQ) is a total score
derived from a combination of key SHAQ scale scores. Your
HQ is based upon factors found to be related to your happiness in a way that is
analogous to how your IQ is related to factors of the Intellect. Our
research showed a correlation of 0.865 between the SHAQ scales based upon
the chapters in this book used in finding HQ and people's Overall Happiness
scale score. In other words a remarkable 75 % of test takers' overall happiness
was accounted for by these scales. (The overall effect size is the
mathematical square of the correlation.)
The HQ also has moderate to
strong correlations with Low Depression, Low Anxiety, Low Depression, Good
Relationships, Health, and some measures of Success
The SHAQ scales had moderate to high positive
correlations (R) with almost all outcome measures. SHAQ’s scales
had surprisingly high correlations with the emotional outcomes; with
Overall Happiness, R = .865; with Low Depression R = .730, with
Low Anxiety R = .675; with Low Anger-Aggression R = .701.(N = 1123
for all analyses.) For Relationship Outcomes Scale R = .693; for Health
Outcomes Scale R = .816; for Highest Personal Income R = .486.
For Highest Education Completed R = .458 and for College GPA R = .393.
To view or download a layman's
summary of SHAQ's research results, click here.
==> To view or download a research paper
summarizing SHAQ's development and research results, click here.
These HQ Factors
Are Controllable--You Can Choose To Be Happy and Improve Your HQ
Your HQ values, beliefs, and life skills may be
powerful influences on your past, current, and future happiness. These HQ
factors are CONTROLLABLE factors and described in detail in Dr. Stevens
book and readings on this web site. You can choose to be happy by improving SHAQ
results and recommendations to maximize your future happiness. You will receive
your HQ score and more information about HQ when you complete the SHAQ
can you gain from this book?
Based upon our research evidence and
feedback from hundreds of readers, you can learn how to...
- Find peace and joy. This book is for
people who are serious about self-development and being happier.
- Be more successful reaching your goals and
fulfilling your dreams.
- Develop more intimate and loving
- Overcome unhappiness, stress, depression,
loneliness, fear, grief, pessimism, shyness,
low self-esteem, grief, anxiety, or anger.
- Improve your self-esteem, confidence,
assertiveness, independence, motivation,
emotional control, relationships, career planning and success, and/or your
- Discover and strengthen your natural
"Higher Self"--the center of your
unconditional love, self-worth, and integrity. This is your spiritual core
and key source of power.
- No matter how difficult your past history
or current circumstances, striking new insights
about the causes of emotions can empower you to "rise above" negative thinking
and negative emotions,
and you can choose to be happy by choosing the right paths to happiness.
- Learn positive thinking techniques to
replace negative thinking and develop a more positive world view.
- Learn cognitive therapy, mental control
techniques to cope with your emotions and even improve learning and memory.
Discover the inner causes of your unhappiness and happiness and develop your
Learn how to find more meaning and spirituality in your life by cultivating
mental-spiritual values and effectively setting and meeting goals.
Modify your expectations and goals to replace pessimism with optimism and
deprivation thinking with abundance thinking.
Become more like the exceptionally productive and mentally healthy people
Maslow described as having self-actualization.
There really are secrets to happiness
that we can all apply to our lives. I have learned so much from my clients,
my research, and my own life about how to be happy that one of my top goals is
to pass these secrets freely on to you. I wish you a happy life!
If you want to maximize
your own and others' happiness, try this book.
The complete on-line version is free here.
To learn more about the book, You Can Choose to
Go to the BOOK OVERVIEW
and READER COMMENTS
Go to the one-page BOOK SUMMARY
Go to the Choose To Be Happy Checklist
Go to the PREFACE to see WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR, etc.
Go to the TABLE OF CONTENTS and FREE, complete ON-LINE
COPY of the book
How to ORDER A COPY of the book
Biographical Sketch of Dr. Tom G. Stevens