The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt

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The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Read Online Free - In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives.

Title : The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
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ISBN : 0465028020
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 297 pages


Chris rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2008

When pitching Jonathan Haidt's "Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" to friends, I often find myself explaining away the title -- no, it's not another self-help book and yes, it's about more than just plastering a silly smile on your face. With that said, the title is app...

Amir rated it ★★★★★

August 18, 2017

درباره کتاب: کار بزرگی که نویسنده در این کتاب انجام داده، بررسی بسیار عمیق تحقیقات علم روانشناسی مدرن و همچنین ایده ها و آموزه های اساتید و پیشوایان باستانی و مذهبی بزرگاز بودا و کنفوسیوس گرفته تا محمد برای پاسخ به این سوالات: دلایل و شرایط رشد و شکوفایی انسان موانع موجود بر سر راه خوشحالی در نهایت...

Richard rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2016

As I was reading the first few chapters, I put this book on my “to buy” list, but my enthusiasm ebbed as I finished the book, and my natural inclination not to buy books I never expect to re-read has taken over. But it’s still a book I think I can recommend: it has plenty of interesting and though...

Kate rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 08, 2014

I could probably give this book two stars if I hadn't just got my fill of evo-psy smarm from Steven Pinker. Haidt's got the same penchant to 1) explain away the cultural status quo as a natural consequence of biological human nature; 2) present all of his ideas as scientific consensus, when there...

Trevor rated it ★★★★☆

August 12, 2009

First of all there is a tone to this book that I thought from the beginning was really going to be a problem for me. I guess that is the tone of self-help books. All the same, this book was much more interesting and much more challenging (at least, to me) than most other self-help books I’ve read...

Michael rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2011

Finished reading this last night. Two things first - 1) the book is not really about ancient wisdom. It's primarily about current research/thinking in the field of Psychology on emotional happiness. 2) The first third of the book is among the most depressing things I have ever read. The book star...

Nyamka rated it ★★★★☆

March 07, 2016

If you are in passionate love and want to celebrate your passion, read poetry. If your ardor has calmed and you want to understand your evolving relationship, read psychology. But if you have just ended a relationship and would like to believe you are better off without love, read philosophy. and...

Karson rated it ★★★☆☆

January 21, 2013

The short conclusion at the end of this book was really good. I wish the rest of the book stuck to the author's concise summary a little bit better. In some of Haidt's best advice within the whole book he says, "Just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and...

Orton Family Foundation rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2009

I’ve often marveled at how seemingly rational people can forgo reason when engaged in public debate over a land use issue. A few years back I was involved in a community meeting about a new village scale project being proposed for the center of a small Vermont town. Even faced with a plethora of...

Tom Tabasco rated it ★★★☆☆

February 12, 2017

I loved Haidt's most recent book, "The righteous mind". This one (written years earlier) contains a lot of fascinating insights, but it seemed to me a little weaker. While "Righteous mind" examines the origins of morality, "Happiness" goes through some studies of happiness that I have already fou...

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