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The Happiness Hypothesis

Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

by Jonathan Haidt

Publish Date
2006
November 30
Goodreads rating
4.14
ISBN
8601419756247
Tags
self-helphealthspiritualreligionsciencebiologyphilosophy
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
May 01, 2010
Psychology professor's digestible but deep insight into how our minds work, around the topic of happiness. Great metaphor of a rider on the back of an elephant. Rider is reasoning, elephant is emotions. Rider has limited control of what the elephant does. Surprising insights into ethics and morality. See my notes for great quotes, but read the whole well-written book.     source