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The Resource Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert

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 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, witty, and accessible 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. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert 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. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cataloging source
CO3
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Daniel Todd
Dewey number
158
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.H27
LC item number
G55 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Happiness
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/sccld-document_id-ednr9
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 277 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307265302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn427440890
  • (MnSpTMCL)ednr9
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/sccld-document_id-ednr9
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 277 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307265302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn427440890
  • (MnSpTMCL)ednr9

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