The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt Pdf

The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt Pdf

Download The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt Pdf book free online. Jonathan Haidt deftly blends two genres-philosophical knowledge and scientific research-to thrilling the listener with unexpected revelations. He explains why we have such a hard time regulating ourselves and keeping to our objectives; why no achievement offers enduring happiness, yet a few small changes in your life can have a big impact; and why even atheists can feel spiritually elevated. GET FREE AUDIOBOOK

Haidt addresses the fundamental issue “How can I live a meaningful life?” in a remarkable final chapter, presenting an original answer that relies on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science.

“The Happiness Hypothesis is a wonderful and sophisticated book that delves into some of life’s most pressing questions, such as why we’re here. How should we live our lives? What are the routes to happiness? Haidt crafts a tapestry of the greatest and brightest, from ancient philosophers to cutting-edge scientists. His groundbreaking work on wonder and elevation, two long-overlooked emotions, adds a new thread to the tapestry. This is a truly inspirational book.” (Author David M. Buss, The Evolution of Desire: Human Mating Strategies)

“Jonathan Haidt shows us the deep connection that exists between cutting-edge psychology science and ancient wisdom in this wonderfully written book. It’s exciting to discover how much modern psychology informs some of life’s most fundamental and enduring questions.” (The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, by Barry Schwartz)

“We must strike a balance between current science and old wisdom, East and West, and “left brain” and “right-brain” in our pursuit of pleasure. Haidt has achieved the ideal balance, providing us with the most brilliant and lucid analysis of virtue and well-being in the entire literature of positive psychology. My advice to anyone interested in learning more about happiness is to start with Haidt.” (Martin E.P. Seligman, Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center and author of Authentic Happiness)

“On this tour between past and present, Haidt is an excellent guide, exploring the contemporary complexity of psychological theory with clarity and wit…

Haidt’s book is an honest investigation of philosophy, psychological reality, spiritual mystery, scientific rationality, and the unknowable ephemeral, concluding that the best life is perhaps one lived in the balance of opposites.” (Book page).

About the Author

At New York University’s Stern School of Business, Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership. In 1992, he earned his PhD in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, after which he conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and in Orissa, India. He spent 16 years at the University of Virginia before coming to NYU-Stern in 2011. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the “top global intellectuals,” while Prospect magazine named him one of the “top world thinkers.”

His studies focus on morality, including its emotional basis, cultural variances, and developmental trajectory. He started off investigating negative moral emotions like disgust, humiliation, and vengeance but then moved on to the understudied good moral emotions like adoration, awe, and moral elevation. He co-founded the research site and the Moral Foundations theory., which promotes perspective diversity in higher education, is one of his co-founders. He uses his study to help individuals understand and respect their adversaries’ moral motivations (see and see his TED talks). He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Discovering Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, The Righteous Mind: Why Politics and Religion Divide Good People, and The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting a Generation Up for Failure (with Greg Lukianoff). Visit for more information.

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