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The Resource Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness

Label
Stumbling on Happiness
Title
Stumbling on Happiness
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this bestselling book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there. • Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? Why do pigeons seem to have such excellent aim; why can't we remember one song while listening to another; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it? In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become
Summary
A witty reflection on human nature describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there
Writing style
Award
Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2007.
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175636
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gilbert, Daniel
Dewey number
158
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Psychology
  • Self-Improvement
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Stumbling on Happiness
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5c466a94-e93b-4029-b299-2d88ba58e960
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307265302
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Stumbling on Happiness
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5c466a94-e93b-4029-b299-2d88ba58e960
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307265302
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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