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Stumbling on happiness [electronic resource]. Daniel Gilbert.

Gilbert, Daniel. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307265302 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2006.

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Summary, etc.: • 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2006. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1701 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 876 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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