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Book Stumbling on Happiness

Download or read book Stumbling on Happiness written by Daniel Gilbert and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2006-05-02 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this witty, accessible 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 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.

Book Stumbling on Happiness

    Book Details:
  • Author : Daniel Todd Gilbert
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780676978575
  • Pages : 277 pages

Download or read book Stumbling on Happiness written by Daniel Todd Gilbert and published by Knopf Canada. This book was released on 2006 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 line at the grocery store always slow down when we join it? In this book, Harvard psychologist Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Using the latest research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert reveals what we have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there, and why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.--From publisher description.

Book J M  Coetzee and Neoliberal Culture

Download or read book J M Coetzee and Neoliberal Culture written by Andrew Gibson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-11 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents J. M. Coetzee's work as a complex, nuanced counterblast to contemporary, global, neoliberal economics and its societies. Not surprisingly, given his many years in South Africa and Australia, Coetzee writes from a `global-Southern' perspective. Drawing on a wealth of literature, philosophy, and theory, the book reads Coetzee's writings as a discreet, oblique but devastating engagement with neoliberal presumptions. It identifies and focuses on various key features of neoliberal culture: its obsession with self-enrichment, mastery, growth; its belief in plenitude, endless resources; its hubris and obsession with (self)-promotion; its desire for ease and easiness, `well-being', euphoria; its fetishization of managerial reason and the culture of security; its unrelenting positivity, its belief in illusory goods and trivial progressivisms. By contrast, Coetzee's writings explore the virtues of irony and self-reduction. He commits himself to difficulty, discomfort, patient and austere, if bleak, inquiry, rigorous questioning, and radical doubt. Destitution and failure come to look like a serious, dignified form of life and thought. The very tones of Coetzee's books run counter to those of our neoliberal democracies. They point in a different direction to an age that has gone astray.

Book The Metrics of Happiness

Download or read book The Metrics of Happiness written by R. Allan Freeze and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-08-24 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a comprehensive treatment of how happiness and wellbeing are measured. It presents an accessible summary of the philosophy, methodology, and applicability of the various measurement techniques that have been generated by the leaders of the happiness movement. It traces the history of development of the core ideas, and clarifies the unexpectedly wide range of techniques that are used. The book provides an unbiased assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and differentiates the contributions that have been made by psychologists, economists, environmentalists, and health scientists. It examines applications at a personal scale, in the workplace, at a societal scale, and on the world stage. It does so in an easy-to-read anecdotal writing style that will appeal to a wide range of academic and lay readers who enjoy popularized non-fiction that address matters of social concern.

Book Managing for Happiness

Download or read book Managing for Happiness written by Jurgen Appelo and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-06-27 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A practical handbook for making management great again Managing for Happiness offers a complete set of practices for more effective management that makes work fun. Work and fun are not polar opposites; they're two sides of the same coin, and making the workplace a pleasant place to be keeps employees motivated and keeps customers coming back for more. It's not about gimmicks or 'perks' that disrupt productivity; it's about finding the passion that drives your business, and making it contagious. This book provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers. These aren't break time exploits or downtime amusements—they're real solutions for common management problems. Define roles and responsibilities, create meaningful team metrics, and replace performance appraisals with something more useful. An organization's culture rests on the back of management, and this book shows you how to create change for the better. Somewhere along the line, people collectively started thinking that work is work and fun is something you do on the weekends. This book shows you how to transform your organization into a place with enthusiastic Monday mornings. Redefine job titles and career paths Motivate workers and measure team performance Change your organization's culture Make management—and work—fun again Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how. To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works. What keeps top talent? What inspires customer loyalty? The answer is great management, which inspires great employees, who then provide a great customer experience. Managing for Happiness is a practical handbook for achieving organizational greatness.

Book The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness

Download or read book The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness written by Brent A. Strawn and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars of the social sciences have devoted more and more attention of late to the concept of human happiness, mainly from sociological and psychological perspectives. This volume, which includes essays from scholars of the New Testament, the Old Testament, systematic theology, practical theology, and counseling psychology, poses a new and exciting question: what is happiness according to the Bible? Informed by developments in positive psychology, The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness explores representations of happiness throughout the Bible and demonstrates the ways in which these representations affect both religious and secular understandings of happiness. In addition to the twelve essays, the book contains a framing introduction and epilogue, as well as an appendix of all the terms used in reference to happiness in the Bible. The resulting volume, the first of its kind, is a highly useful and remarkably comprehensive resource for the study of happiness in the Bible and beyond.

Book Happier Hour

    Book Details:
  • Author : Cassie Holmes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2023-01-12
  • ISBN : 0241459133
  • Pages : 194 pages

Download or read book Happier Hour written by Cassie Holmes and published by Random House. This book was released on 2023-01-12 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Cassie Holmes is an expert on time, and this readable, practical book might just make you rethink how you spend yours' Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Think Again An expert guide to managing your time for a happier, more fulfilling existence. The most precious commodity we own isn't money. It's time. We are allotted just twenty-four hours a day, and we live in a culture that keeps us feeling 'time poor' - like we never have enough. Since we can't add more hours to the day, how can we experience our lives more richly? Based on Professor Cassie Holmes's wildly popular MBA class at UCLA, Happier Hour demonstrates how to immediately improve our lives by changing how we perceive and invest our time. Holmes provides empirically based insights and easy-to-implement tools that will allow you to: -Spend your hours optimally and feel confident in your choices -Side-step distractions -Create and savour moments of joy -Design your days and weeks with purpose -Look back on your years without regret Enlivened by Holmes's upbeat narrative and groundbreaking research, Happier Hour will teach you how small changes can have an enormous impact - helping you feel less overwhelmed, more present and more satisfied with your life overall - things that money can't buy. It all starts by transforming just one hour into a happier hour.

Book Live Happier The Ultimate Life Skill

Download or read book Live Happier The Ultimate Life Skill written by Barrie Hopson and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Seven Sources of Pleasure in Life

Download or read book The Seven Sources of Pleasure in Life written by Luciano L'Abate and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines a seemingly simple and absolutely essential topic: learning how to enjoy every aspect of your life on a daily basis. All of us look for happiness, well-being, and positivity throughout our lives, but for most people these goals are abstract and the processes established to achieve them ambiguous. The Seven Sources of Pleasure in Life: Making Way for the Upside in the Midst of Modern Demands focuses attention upon the concrete, specific, and everyday sources of pleasure that are within the grasp of almost everyone. Prolific author Luciano L'Abate, PhD, ABEPP, examines at all kinds of pleasures, investigating where we find them, why they appeal to us, and what benefits they provide in terms of both mental and physical health. He explains how to increase our sensitivity to everyday opportunities for pleasure, and then gives tangible techniques to focus upon these moments in order to fully experience them. The author employs personal memories from his childhood in Italy, more recent stories from his travels abroad, and the findings of most recent scientific research on the benefits of pleasure-seeking to further illustrate his points.

Book Emotion Online

    Book Details:
  • Author : J. Garde-Hansen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-05-28
  • ISBN : 1137312874
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read book Emotion Online written by J. Garde-Hansen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-05-28 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Travelling through theories of emotion and affect, this book addresses the key ways in which media studies can be brought to bear upon everyday encounters with online cultures and practices. The book takes stock of where we are emotionally with regard to the Internet in the context of other screen media.

Book Manage Your Mind

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gillian Butler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : 0198747276
  • Pages : 593 pages

Download or read book Manage Your Mind written by Gillian Butler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 593 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Manage Your Mind is a book for building resilience, overcoming emotional difficulties and enabling self-development. It is for any of us who wish to understand ourselves better, to be more effective in day-to-day life, or to overcome current problems; or who want to support others in these tasks. The authors have, between them, almost 100 years of experience of helping people through difficult times. This experience, together with the results from scientific research, leads to Manage Your Mind distilling effective techniques and ideas so that readers can select those that suit their preferences and needs. The book explains and illustrates how to respond skilfully to life's challenges.

Book L     criture du bonheur dans le roman contemporain

Download or read book L criture du bonheur dans le roman contemporain written by Ruth Amar and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the ages, the pursuit of Happiness has been at the heart of the needs and desires each individual would seek to fulfill, while as a concept, Happiness has always resonated strongly in poetic as well as philosophical, sociological and psychological contexts. But what about Happiness today, in a world dominated by technology, driven by productivity and dictated by efficiency? Does Happiness still feature in contemporary fiction in any significant way? Or has it perhaps gone underground, adopting different guises? Would we still call that “duty of happiness” that Pascal Bruckner saw as “present at the second half of the twentieth century” a relevant force today? Or has it waned perceptibly? The articles brought together in this volume seek to work out answers to these and similar questions, creatively addressing the imminent risks but also eagerly following up the intriguing possibilities one encounters when interrogating Happiness in the contemporary novel. Originally based on an international conference organized at the University of Haifa, Israel, in May 2010, the volume is structured around the axes we found useful as a basis for the various approaches towards Happiness in Europe and the historical and social events that influenced the writing of Happiness as they defined the 20th century and have impacted on the 21st: the Holocaust, the Soviet dystopia, consumerism, postmodernism, “everyday life,” the various as yet unarticulated new modes of life they have given rise to, and so on. A new writing of happiness then? At the very least this volume targets the contemporary novel without wanting to solidify works, instead taking into account the fluctuations Happiness has been subjected to, and the diversity and especially the paradoxes it has created, while we have been keen to preserve a “precise” reading of the texts and have felt compelled to respect and preserve the particular features that make the writings of the authors we focus on stand out. Thème philosophique aussi bien que poétique, sociologique et psychologique, le bonheur s’édifie à la mesure de chacun. « N’est-il pas vrai que, nous autres hommes, nous désirons tous être heureux ? » (Platon). Or dans notre monde actuel dominé par la technique, la recherche à outrance du productif et de l’efficacité, qu’en est-il du bonheur ? Est-il encore présent aux écritures romanesques contemporaines ? Sous quelles formes se présenterait sa recherche ? Ce « devoir de bonheur propre à la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle » dont parle Pascal Bruckner, continue-t-il toujours à être d’actualité ? S’est-il renforcé ou, au contraire, s’est-il affaibli? Le projet d’un questionnement du bonheur dans le roman contemporain comportait de gros risques, mais il offrait en même temps des possibilités stimulantes. A la suite du colloque international organisé à l’université de Haïfa en mai 2010, les textes réunis dans ce livre, cherchent à élaborer des éléments de réponse à ces questions. Le volume offre un état des lieux du bonheur dans le roman depuis 1980 et présente une large diversité d’approches, de définitions, d’interrogations sur l’écriture du bonheur sur trois décennies. Le recueil s’articule autour d’axes qui ont servi de base aux différentes approches du bonheur en Europe et d’événements historiques et sociaux qui ont pu influencer l’écriture du bonheur aux différentes périodes du XXe et XXe siècles, telles que l’Holocauste, la dystopie en Russie, le postmodernisme et le consumérisme, le quotidien, les différents paradoxes du bonheur, les nouveaux modes de vie. Nouvelle écriture du bonheur? Du moins, ce volume vise-t-il le contemporain sans figer les œuvres, tout en tenant compte des fluctuations du sujet, de sa diversité, de ses paradoxes surtout, tout en conservant la lecture précise des textes et en respectant la particularité de l’écriture des auteurs traités.

Book A Psychological Perspective on Joy and Emotional Fulfillment

Download or read book A Psychological Perspective on Joy and Emotional Fulfillment written by Chris Meadows and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout the history of psychology, there have been full investigations of discrete emotions (particularly negative ones) and a recent wealth of books on happiness, but few exist on the emotion of joy. This book takes a unique psychological approach to understanding this powerful emotion and provides a framework within which the study of human joy and other related positive fulfillment experiences can fit in a meaningful schema. A key feature of this book is its development of an experiential phenomenology of joy. This phenomenology is based on more than three hundred descriptions of joy experiences recounted by subjects in an empirical study executed by the author. Types of joy experiences are examined, such as excited vs. serene joy, anticipatory vs. completed joy, and affiliative vs. individuated joy. There is no comparable book or work that clarifies the relationship among major positive states with emotional components including satisfaction, happiness, and ecstasy.

Book Parenting a Teen Girl

Download or read book Parenting a Teen Girl written by Lucie Hemmen and published by New Harbinger Publications. This book was released on 2012-08-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed? Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense—and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to: Maximize your teen’s healthy development Understand what underlies her moods and behavior Implement strategies for positive results Communicate effectively about difficult issues Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter

Book The Wisest One in the Room

Download or read book The Wisest One in the Room written by Thomas Gilovich and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-12-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Two prominent social psychologists, specializing in the study of human behavior, provide insight into why we trust the people we do and how to use that knowledge in understanding and influencing people in our own lives,"--NoveList.

Book Lifework

    Book Details:
  • Author : Wright
  • Publisher : Wright
  • Release : 2018-12-15
  • ISBN : 1732920109
  • Pages : 104 pages

Download or read book Lifework written by Wright and published by Wright. This book was released on 2018-12-15 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lifework is a step-by-step guide to find work you love, make money, and make a difference. Part book, part journal, it is a hands-on, action-oriented guide to navigate your career journey.

Book The Price of Everything

Download or read book The Price of Everything written by Eduardo Porter and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-01-06 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why is a life saved from a terrorist attack felt to be worth two saved from a natural disaster? Why are men more valuable than women? Why do Americans tip when Europeans don't? And how can orange juice be used to predict the weather? The Price of Everything starts with a simple idea: behind every decision we make lies a price, whether that's buying a cup of coffee, taking a new job, or deciding to become a parent. Prices are the invisible thread that connect and explain our society, our economy, our culture, our mistakes and our successes. Revealing connections that are ingenious and unexpected, Eduardo Porter shows just how fundamental the price of things, work, happiness, faith, family and the future are - both to our everyday behaviour and to civilisation as we know it.