Stumbling on Happiness

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 ...

Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness

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.

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Stumbling on Happiness
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Daniel Gilbert
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-02 - Publisher: Vintage

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
Stumbling on Happiness
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Daniel Gilbert, Daniel Todd Gilbert
Categories: Happiness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? Why do patients remember long medical procedures as less painful than short ones? Why do home sellers demand prices they wouldn't dream of paying if they were home buyers? Why does the
Stumbling on Happiness
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Daniel Todd Gilbert
Categories: Happiness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Vintage Canada

Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? Why do patients remember long medical procedures as less painful than short ones? Why do home sellers demand prices they wouldn't dream of paying if they were home buyers? Why does the
Summary: Stumbling on Happiness
Language: en
Pages: 10
Authors: Icebreakers Publications
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-06 - Publisher: Icebreakers Publications

Must-read summary of Daniel Gilbert’s book: “Stumbling on Happiness” | Key Takeaways 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
Happy Money
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Elizabeth Dunn, Michael Norton
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-14 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Two professors combine their fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smart spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money,

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