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Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert

Label
Stumbling on happiness
Title
Stumbling on happiness
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A witty reflection on human nature describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there
Writing style
Award
Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
175636
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 158
  • 152.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.H27
LC item number
G55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 2. The
  • view from in here
  • 3.
  • Outside looking in
  • pt. 3.
  • Realism
  • 4.
  • In the blind spot of the mind's eye
  • 5. The
  • hound of silence
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 4.
  • Presentism
  • 6. The
  • future is now
  • 7.
  • Time bombs
  • pt. 5.
  • Rationalization
  • 8.
  • Paradise glossed
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Immune to reality
  • pt. 6.
  • Corrigibility
  • 10.
  • Once bitten
  • 11.
  • Reporting live from tomorrow
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • pt. 1.
  • Index
  • Prospection
  • 1.
  • Journey to Elsewhen
  • pt. 2.
  • Subjectivity
Control code
2543608
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 277 p.
Isbn
9781400042661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044459
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61362165
  • (OCoLC)61362165
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 2. The
  • view from in here
  • 3.
  • Outside looking in
  • pt. 3.
  • Realism
  • 4.
  • In the blind spot of the mind's eye
  • 5. The
  • hound of silence
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 4.
  • Presentism
  • 6. The
  • future is now
  • 7.
  • Time bombs
  • pt. 5.
  • Rationalization
  • 8.
  • Paradise glossed
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Immune to reality
  • pt. 6.
  • Corrigibility
  • 10.
  • Once bitten
  • 11.
  • Reporting live from tomorrow
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • pt. 1.
  • Index
  • Prospection
  • 1.
  • Journey to Elsewhen
  • pt. 2.
  • Subjectivity
Control code
2543608
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 277 p.
Isbn
9781400042661
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044459
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61362165
  • (OCoLC)61362165

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