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Stumbling on Happiness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Stumbling on Happiness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-05-02
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  • Publisher: Vintage

Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this bestselling book 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. • 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 w...

Roots of Musicality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 191

Roots of Musicality

The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders.

The Illusion of Conscious Will
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Illusion of Conscious Will

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-12-15
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. With the publication of The Illusion of Conscious Will in 2002, Daniel Wegner proposed an innovative and provocative answer: the feeling of conscious will is created by the mind and brain; it helps us to appreciate and remember our authorship of the things our minds and bodies do. Yes, we feel that we consciously will our actions, Wegner says, but at the same time, our actions happen to us. Although conscious will is an illusion ("the most compelling illusion"), it serves as a guide to understandi...

Psychology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 848

Psychology

Renowned for its exuberant writing style, intriguing real life examples and cutting-edge research, this best-selling text is back with additional coverage of social psychology, emphasis on the practical applications of the discipline to students' lives, and engaging new 'psychomythology' features which pit science against commonly held beliefs.

Ethics through Corporate Strategy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Ethics through Corporate Strategy

Ethics Through Corporate Strategy is a daring challenge to anyone who uses the customary language of business in America. It is daring because Daniel Gilbert argues that we should discard two popular ways of linking business and ethics. It is challenging, because Gilbert proceeds from the premise that everyone who uses a language of business is responsible for the ethical implications of that way of talking. This work is one demonstration of how we can relocate conversations about business in the larger conversation that we know as liberal education.

Happiness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Happiness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

What is the nature of human happiness, and how do we achieve it in the course of our professional lives? And is it even worth pursuing? This book explores answers to these questions with research into how happiness is measured, frameworks for personal behaviors, management techniques that build happiness in the workplace—and warnings that highlight where the happiness hype has been overblown. This volume includes the work of: Daniel Gilbert Annie McKee Gretchen Spreitzer Teresa M. Amabile This collection of articles includes “Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings” by Jennifer Moss; “Being Happy at Work Matters” by Annie McKee; “The Science Behind the Smile” an inte...

Three, Two, One, Blast Off
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 38

Three, Two, One, Blast Off

This is the first book to be published by the illustrator of Michael Bell's book, "Fly the Flea." Daniel Gilbert, brings his imagination to life once more, in this children's story written and illustrated by him.

Hacking World of Warcraft
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 408

Hacking World of Warcraft

Get crafty! Veteran WoW player and creator of the most popular World of Warcraft add-on (Atlas) Dan Gilbert guides you through making your stay in the world of Azeroth more exciting. Whether you’re human, dwarf, elf, or orc, you’ll feast on numerous unique hacks such as combat, artwork and model, map, interface, loot, chat, raid, PvP, and more. You’ll also learn to create and use skins and themes, write your own macros, create add-ons, and work with frames and XML so that you can improve your experience with the hottest online game on the planet—planet Earth, that is.

Psychology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

Psychology

This widely used, enthusiastically received textbook is the work of one of the most accomplished author teams in introductory psychology, each a distinguished educator and researcher, and three of them (Schacter, Gilbert, and Wegner) authors of bestselling books for general readers. Together, they offer an approachable, engagingly written survey of the field’s main ideas, filled with unusual stories, memorable examples, and lots of humor to captivate all kinds of students. Again carried by the authors’ exceptional communication and teaching skills, the new edition has been retooled for the classroom chapter by chapter. Sections in each chapter now have specific Learning Outcomes in place, to emphasize “big picture” concepts and guide student learning. There is also new boxed feature called A World of Difference highlighting important research on diversity and individual differences.