The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

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by Jonathan Haidt
     
 

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In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives.

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In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465003686
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
84,082
File size:
475 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jonathan Haidt is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His research examines morality, the moral emotions, and the intuitive foundations of politics and religion. He is the co-editor of Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived, and the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.  He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bits of wisdom fly at us constantly from fortune cookies and the like. Perhaps because of this, you may only rarely stop to savor a great idea and make it your own. Author Jonathan Haidt provides a remedy to modern habits of superficial thinking with this accessible update on 10 great ancient philosophical themes, examined within a scientific framework of positive psychology. He demonstrates that the questions of the ages are still worth kicking around. We recommend this book to those who want to know why change is so difficult and happiness so elusive. It will give you plenty to think about and possibly change your life. At the least, it will point you in a positive direction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're ready to begin working on yourself and starting on the road to both understanding the underlying psychology and happiness, this is a great book. Practical, well-reseached, motivating without being too directive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The editorial reviews have done a nice job of reporting on the content & context of this book. I wish to report on the rewards of reading this book. I review a lot of material on happiness & other optimal emotion & mood states & I highly recommend The Happiness Hypothesis as an example of scholarly work written as a very pleasurable read. I appreciate this educator's focused & grounded recommendations for achieving a well-lived & loved life, amidst easy to assimilate constant, scholarly research. Pleasure, engagement, new perspectives, on top of great personal meaning, are tremendous rewards for reading a book. Wouldn't you agree?
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