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

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Arrow Books, 2006 - Happiness - 297 pages
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'The Happiness Hypothesis' exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science, delivering startling insights. This work helps readers learn that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think.

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User Review  - sushicat - LibraryThing

Rather than looking at psychic illness, positive psychology considers mental health and happiness. Jonathan Haidt brings together ancient knowledge and new research to give a full picture of the ... Read full review

Insightful read...

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Loved this book. Really enjoyed how it relates older philosophy to new age scientific methods in regards to mental health. Parts about Budhism were intriguing and how society wants to get as far away ... Read full review

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