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Stumbling on happiness

Author: Daniel Todd Gilbert
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2006.
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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;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gilbert, Daniel Todd.
Stumbling on happiness.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2006
(DLC) 2005044459
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Todd Gilbert
ISBN: 9780307265302 0307265307 9780007330683 0007330685
OCLC Number: 427440890
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
pt. 1. Prospection --
1. Journey to Elsewhen --
pt. 2. Subjectivity --
2. The view from in here --
3. Outside looking in --
pt. 3. Realism --
4. In the blind spot of the mind's eye --
5. The hound of silence --
pt. 4. Presentism --
6. The future is now --
7. Time bombs --
pt. 5. Rationalization --
8. Paradise glossed --
9. Immune to reality --
pt. 6. Corrigibility --
10. Once bitten --
11. Reporting live from tomorrow --
Afterword --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Daniel Gilbert.
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In this fascinating and often hilarious work - winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 - pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how - and why - the majority of us have no idea how to  Read more...

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