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Stumbling on Happiness by [Gilbert, Daniel]
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Stumbling on Happiness Kindle Edition

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"Think you know what makes you happy? This absolutely fantastic book that will shatter your most deeply held convictions about how your own mind works." --Steven D. Levitt, author of Freakonomics

"A psychological detective story about one of the great mysteries of our lives . . . You ought to read it. Trust me." --Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink

"A fascinating new book that explores our sometimes misguided attempts to find happiness." --Time

"A witty, insightful and superbly entertaining trek through the foibles of human imagination." --New Scientist

"Gilbert's book has no subtitle, allowing you to invent your own. I'd call it 'The Only Truly Useful Book on Psychology I've Ever Read.'" --James Pressley, Bloomberg News

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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?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1354 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; New Ed edition (1 June 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9IZQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,347 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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