Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

December 26, 2006|
Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
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"The most brilliant and lucid analysis of virtue and well-being in the entire literature of positive psychology. For the reader who seeks to understand happiness, my advice is: Begin with Haidt."  —Martin E.P. Seligman, University of Pennsylvania and author of Authentic Happiness

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 civilizationsto 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 shows how a deeper understanding of the world's philosophical wisdom and its enduring maximslike "do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"can enrich and transform our lives.
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 th...
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Title:Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Published:December 26, 2006
Publisher:Basic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:13 - adult
ISBN - 13:9780465028023

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