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Stumbling on Happiness free pdf In this fascinating and often hilarious work -- winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 -- pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how -- and why -- the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy. We all want to be happy, but do we know how? When it comes to improving tomorrow at the expense of today, we're terrible at predicting how to please our future selves. In 'Stumbling on Happiness' Professor Daniel Gilbert combines psychology, neuroscience, economics and philosophy with irrepressible wit to describe how the human brain imagines its future -- and how well (or badly) it predicts what it will enjoy. Revealing some of the amazing secrets of human motivation, he also answers thought-provoking questions -- why do dining companions order different meals instead of getting what they want? Why are shoppers happier when they can't get refunds? And why are couples less satisfied after having children while insisting that their kids are a source of joy?

About Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert was born in 1957, attained his Ph.D. in 1985 from Princeton University, and since 1996 has served as Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. In 2002, he was listed by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin as one of the fifty most influential social psychologists of the decade, and is now considered the world's foremost authority on the psychological concepts of 'fundamental attribution error' and 'affective forecasting'.

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Author : Daniel Gilbert
Publisher : HarperPress
Data Published : 03 July 2006
ISBN : 0007240740
EAN : 9780007240746
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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