The Happiness Hypothesis

Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

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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 ... Continua
Ha scritto il 08/02/17
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Had to read it for a college course. I am shocked to say that I enjoyed the book. Haidt explains his concepts, studies and research simply and easily with his use of analogies and examples. There were some ...Continua
Ha scritto il 28/05/10
We are the rider and we are the elephant
As the author says, we often understand things through metaphors. And the book gives you a great one to explain our mind: a raider on the back of an elephant.This image is used in the book to guide the reader in the analysis of many "components" ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/08/08
This book draws upon the idea of non-attachment discovered by several of the world's oldest civilizations -- to question it in light of what we now know about scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern
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Ha scritto il 09/09/07
The book recurrently mentions that 3 things can improve your happiness in early chapters: (1) Prozac; (2) Meditation; and (3) cognitive therapy. While why (1) and (3) will have such therapeutic effect is quite self-explanatory and evident, it does
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