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 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. 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.
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
The bestselling author of The Righteous Mind draws on philosophical wisdom and scientific research to show how the meaningful life is closer than you thinkThe Happiness Hypothesis is a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations--to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing. Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Righteous Mind, shows how a deeper understanding of the world's philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims--like "do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"--can enrich and even transform our lives.
The world-renowned psychologist proposes techniques to tweak and reframe internal self-narratives to lead healthy, more productive lives and discusses the best way to recover from trauma and explains why self-help books may make you feel less happy after reading them. 50,000 first printing.
The Poet's Cookbook: Details for over 50 forms, types of meter, structure, rhyme and over 100 writing exercises.
First off, this isn’t a book that is about how you should write poetry, it is a (hopefully) light-hearted and humorous approach which explores how you can write poetry.I’m not into rules. I like experimenting and exploring ideas and the pursuit of creativity. However, I do also think that we can learn from some of the rules, conventions and mechanics of different types of poetry no matter how much we think we know.Whether you are new to writing or whether you are a more experienced hand, I hope that there is something for everyone in this book, that it will be challenging and will help you to grow in your craft.
This unique mosaic puzzle will delight and challenge young and old. Remove the triangular pieces from the game board and mix them up. Then replace all the pieces so that each picture matches. Thank it looks easy? Once you take it apart, it's not a pretty picture! Have fun! When you have mastered the puzzle, try a real challenge. See if you can assemble the pieces alone without the game board. --Dan Gilbert, from back of puzzle
This debut Christmas novel has the power to completely change how you think about the season. Join one of the original magi, Ramates, on an uncharted journey of revelation this Christmas. What begins as this hunter-priest's darkest day turns into a remarkable quest to discover the transforming truth of an ancient prophecy. Ramates is compelled to follow a new luminary he has discovered in the night sky. He knows the ancient prophecies. He has heard of the Promised One. He must see for himself. Daniel Gilbert combines ancient history, detailed astronomy, prophecy, and legend in this imaginative tale of one of the original magi and his life-changing meeting with the new child king.
Our world presents daily distractions that can easily displace Christ as the center of a man’s heart and life. The goal of the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible is to strengthen and encourage men through the life-giving Word of God and sound devotional content aimed at nurturing godliness. With 365 theologically rich and gospel-centered devotions drawn directly from the Bible, this all-new resource was created under the editorial oversight of Dr. Sam Storms with contributions from over fifty Christian leaders. Introductions orient men to each book of the Bible, exploring its unique contribution to a man’s walk with God. Thoughtful and instructive articles address the importance of sound doctrine, life in the local church, leadership, the heart, calling, and a host of other relevant issues for today. The Men’s Devotional Bible will strengthen men in their walk with Christ, helping them apply the gospel and the truth of God's Word in their homes, churches, and workplaces. Features: Size: 5.375" x 8.375" 8.5-point Lexicon type 1,616 pages Black letter text Double-column, paragraph format 365 brand-new devotions Brand-new book introductions 14 brand-new articles Dictionary of key terms Smyth-sewn binding Lifetime guarantee on TruTone edition Packaging: slipcase (TruTone), L-card (HC), permanent slipcase (Cloth over Board)
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