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The Resource Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert, (electronic resource)

Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert, (electronic resource)

Label
Stumbling on happiness
Title
Stumbling on happiness
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it?In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert 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. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
A witty reflection on human nature describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there
Writing style
Award
Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2007.
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
175636
Cataloging source
CO3
Dewey number
158
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5C466A94-E93B-4029-B299-2D88BA58E960
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 4.
  • Presentism
  • 6.
  • The future is now
  • 7.
  • Time bombs
  • pt. 5.
  • Rationalization
  • 8.
  • Paradise glossed
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Immune to reality
  • pt. 6.
  • Corrigibility
  • 10.
  • Once bitten
  • 11.
  • Reporting live from tomorrow
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • pt. 1.
  • Index
  • Prospection
  • 1.
  • Journey to Elsewhen
  • pt. 2.
  • Subjectivity
Control code
ocn427440890
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307265302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00169661
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 4DC49BAA-34A6-433F-8817-DB92E289C8C7
  • 5C466A94-E93B-4029-B299-2D88BA58E960
System control number
(OCoLC)427440890
System 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.
Label
Stumbling on happiness, Daniel Gilbert, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5C466A94-E93B-4029-B299-2D88BA58E960
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 4.
  • Presentism
  • 6.
  • The future is now
  • 7.
  • Time bombs
  • pt. 5.
  • Rationalization
  • 8.
  • Paradise glossed
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Immune to reality
  • pt. 6.
  • Corrigibility
  • 10.
  • Once bitten
  • 11.
  • Reporting live from tomorrow
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • pt. 1.
  • Index
  • Prospection
  • 1.
  • Journey to Elsewhen
  • pt. 2.
  • Subjectivity
Control code
ocn427440890
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307265302
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Publisher number
EB00169661
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 4DC49BAA-34A6-433F-8817-DB92E289C8C7
  • 5C466A94-E93B-4029-B299-2D88BA58E960
System control number
(OCoLC)427440890
System 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.

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