The Happiness Hypothesis
Score: 4.5
From 70 Ratings

The Happiness Hypothesis


  • Author: Jonathan Haidt
  • Release Date : 2006-12-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 3662418 Bytes


Jonathan Haidt skillfully combines two genres-philosophical wisdom and scientific research-delighting the reader with surprising insights. He explains, for example, why we have such difficulty controlling ourselves and sticking to our plans; why no achievement brings lasting happiness, yet a few changes in your life can have profound effects, and why even confirmed atheists experience spiritual elevation. In a stunning final chapter, Haidt addresses the grand question "How can I live a meaningful life?," offering an original answer that draws on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science. "The Happiness Hypothesis is a wonderful and nuanced book that provides deep insight into the some of the most important questions in life -- Why are we he...

A Joosr Guide to... The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

A Joosr Guide to... The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt


  • Author: Joosr
  • Release Date : 2016-09-30
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
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In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com.Happiness is an elusive emotion in the hectic and stressful twenty-first century. We are often given advice on how to attain it, yet many of us still remain unsatisfied and in search of a different solution. But first, we need to understand our mind, in order to truly understand what works-and what doesn't. The Happiness Hypothesis attempts to explain human behavior, because it is only with this knowledge that...

The Happiness Hypothesis
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Happiness Hypothesis


  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2006-12-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465003686


The Happiness Hypothesis Book Description :

The bestselling author of The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind draws on philosophical wisdom and scientific research to show how the meaningful life is closer than you think The Happiness Hypothesis is a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations -- to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing. Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind, shows how a deeper understanding of the world's philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxi...

The Righteous Mind
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Righteous Mind


  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307455772


The Righteous Mind Book Description :

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America....

Why Do They Vote That Way

Why Do They Vote That Way


  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525566687


Why Do They Vote That Way Book Description :

To understand what drives the rift that divides our populace between liberal and conservative, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has spent twenty-five year examining the moral foundations that undergird and inform two differing world views: the political left and right place different values of importance on order, care, fairness, loyalty, authority, and liberty. From one of our keenest dissectors of moral systems, Why Do They Vote That Way? explains how deeply ingrained moral systems have estranged conservatives and liberals from one another while crossing the political divide in a search for understanding the miracle of human cooperation. A Vintage Shorts Selection. An ebook short....

Moral Child

Moral Child


  • Author : William Damon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439105399


Moral Child Book Description :

William Damon offers the first, much-needed overview of the evolution and nurturance of children's moral understanding and behavior from infancy through adolescence, at home and in school. Drawing on the best professional research and thinking, Professor William Damon charts pragmatic, workable approaches to foster basic virtues such as honesty, responsibility, kindness, and fairness—methods that can make an invaluable difference throughout children's lives....

Can t We All Disagree More Constructively

Can t We All Disagree More Constructively


  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525433781


Can t We All Disagree More Constructively Book Description :

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—he has explained the origins of morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on twenty-five years of groundbreaking research, Haidt shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and why we need the insights of each if we are to flourish as a nation. Here is the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation and the eternal curse of moralistic aggression, across the political divide and around the world. A Vintage Shorts Selection. An ebook short....

Happiness
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Happiness


  • Author : Daniel Nettle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2005-05-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191604744


Happiness Book Description :

What exactly is happiness? Can we measure it? Why are some people happy and others not? And is there a drug that could eliminate all unhappiness? People all over the world, and throughout the ages, have thought about happiness, argued about its nature, and, most of all, desired it. But why do we have such a strong instinct to pursue happiness? And if happiness is good in itself, why haven't we simply evolved to be happier? Daniel Nettle uses the results of the latest psychological studies to ask what makes people happy and unhappy, what happiness really is, and to examine our urge to achieve it. Along the way we look at brain systems, at mind-altering drugs, and how happiness is now marketed to us as a commodity. Nettle concludes that while it may be...

Flourishing

Flourishing


  • Author : Corey L. M. Keyes
  • Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1557989303


Flourishing Book Description :

Psychology has made great strides in understanding mental illness, but how much has it learned about mental health? When people want to reflect upon the good life and how to live it, they turn to philosophers and novelists, not psychologists. The emerging field of positive psychology aims to redress this imbalance. In Flourishing, distinguished scholars apply scientific analyses to study the good life, expanding the scope of social and psychological research to include happiness, well-being, courage, citizenship, play, and the satisfactions of healthy work and healthy relationships. Their findings reveal that a sense of meaning and a feeling of richness emerge in life as people immerse themselves in activities, relationships, and the pursuit of intri...

The Moral Animal
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Moral Animal


  • Author : Robert Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-11-03
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307772749


The Moral Animal Book Description :

Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies. Illustrations. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Transcend
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Transcend


  • Author : Scott Barry Kaufman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524704988


Transcend Book Description :

A bold reimagining of Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs--and new insights for realizing your full potential and living your most creative, fulfilled, and connected life. When psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman first discovered Maslow's unfinished theory of transcendence, sprinkled throughout a cache of unpublished journals, lectures, and essays, he felt a deep resonance with his own work and life. In this groundbreaking book, Kaufman picks up where Maslow left off, unraveling the mysteries of his unfinished theory, and integrating these ideas with the latest research on attachment, connection, creativity, love, purpose and other building blocks of a life well lived. Kaufman's new hierarchy of needs provides a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillmen...

The End of Gender

The End of Gender


  • Author : Debra Soh
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982132538


The End of Gender Book Description :

International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this research-based, scientific examination of the many facets of gender identity. Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based approach to address this hot-button topic, unmasking popular misconceptions about the nature vs. nurture debate and exploring what it means to be a woman or a man in today’s society. Both scientific and objective, and drawing on original research and carefully conducted interviews, Soh tackles a wide range of issues, such as gender-neutral parenting, gender dysphoric children, and and the neuroscience of ...