The Happiness Hypothesis

The Happiness Hypothesis Putting Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy to the Test of Modern Science

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Synopsis


Every culture hands wisdom down through generations. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others. Happiness comes from within. Can these 'truths' hold the key to a happier, more fulfilled life?


In The Happiness Hypothesis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines ten Great Ideas which have been championed across centuries and civilisations and asks: how can we apply these ideas to our twenty-first century lives? By holding ancient wisdom to the test of modern psychology, Haidt extracts lessons on how we can train our brains to be more optimistic, build better relationships and achieve a sense of balance. He also explores how we can overcome the obstacles to well-being that we place in our own way.

In this uplifting and empowering book, Haidt draws on sources as diverse as Buddha, Benjamin Franklin and Shakespeare to show how we can find happiness and meaning in life.

'I don't think I ever read a book that laid out the contemporary understanding of the human condition with such simple clarity and sense.' Guardian

Book information

ISBN: 9781847943064
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Random House Business Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 170
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3893
Weight: 224g
Height: 203mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 23mm