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  • Brand: Basic Books
  • UPC: 9780465028023
  • Item #: PRSBT502802
  • Available Date: 12/26/2006
  • Model Number: 9780465028023
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HAPPINESS HYPOTHESIS

Summary:

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.

An award-winning psychologist examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science

Library Journal, Best Books 2006

“With singular gusto, Haidt measures ten ‘Great Ideas’ against past/present research in psychology and science. LJ ‘s verdict: Dr. Phil et al. don’t have diddly on the old-school sages. No man is an island, indeed, and no modern reader should be without this carefully considered demystification of life.”

Darrin McMahon, The Washington Post

“[T]he psychologist Jonathan Haidt shows in his wonderfully smart and readable The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom [that] modern science and history have a lot to say to each other."

About the Author:

Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is a social psychologist whose research examines morality and the moral emotions. He is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, and the coauthor of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.

Product Details:

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books;
  • Psychology / Social Psychology