The Happiness Hypothesis
Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
By (author) Jonathan Haidt
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Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465028023
(204mm x 135mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Drawing on the inspiration of both philosophy and science, this book exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science, delivering many insights. It tells that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Haidt
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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