The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy to the Test of Modern Science
Book Summary of The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy to the Test of Modern Science
About the Author
Jonathan Haidt teaches psychology at the University of Virginia. This is his first book for the general reader. nnVisit the website at http://www.happinesshypothesis.com/
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Riveting... Brilliantly synthesising ancient cultural insights with modern psychology and even holding out some faint hope that your happiness, if not your tallness, might be marginally adjustable after all.,Marvellous... Haidt...takes us on an extraordinary journey... I don't think I've ever read a book that laid out the contemporary understanding of the human condition with such simple clarity and sense.,A superbly argued, crystal clear and intelligent blend of new directions in contemporary experimental psychology with traditional philosophical thought... And you know what? Reading it did actually make this reviewer happier.,A delightful book... By some margin the most intellectually substantial book to arise from the ‘Positive Psychology’ movement.
Details of Book: The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy to the Test of Modern Science (BSID:14878)
|Book||The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy to the Test of Modern Science|
|Number of Pages||297|
|Dimensions||7.7 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches|
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As I was reading the first few chapters, I put this book on my â??to buyâ? list, but my enthusiasm ebbed as I finished to book, and my natural inclination not to buy books I never expect to re-read has taken over.But itâ??s still a book I think I can recommend: it has plenty of interesting and thought...
When pitching Jonathan Haidt's "Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" to friends, I often find myself explaining away the title -- no, it's not another self-help book and yes, it's about more than just plastering a silly smile on your face. With that said, the title is app...
If you keep all the stuff about religion out of this book, it will easily get a five star rating for me. I loved much of it, even with its self-help tone. The majority of Haidt's claims after all do make sense and are quite backed with research, which is duly documented in the book. His metaphor...
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