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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
158
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.H27
LC item number
G55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-268) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 277 p.
Isbn
9781400077427
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044459
Other control number
9781400042661
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm61362165
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-268) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 277 p.
Isbn
9781400077427
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044459
Other control number
9781400042661
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm61362165

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