Can we really learn to be happy? Yes, we can. Each semester, nearly 1,400 students sign up for Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shahar's life-changing class, "How to Get Happy." Currently it's the hottest course at Harvard, taken by twenty percent of its graduates.
In Happier, Professor Ben-Shahar brings the ideas of the Ivory Tower to Main Street, distilling the lessons and exercises from his course into a slim volume of practical wisdom. Grounded in the Positive Psychology movement, based on years of researching the works of scientists, academics, and philosophers, Happier emphasizes the importance of pursuing a life of both pleasure and meaning.
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by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., Angus Ridgway
by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D.
by Rick Pitino
by George Hodgman
by Charles Belfoure
by Robert Asprin
by Eve Bunting
by Graham Salisbury
"One of Harvard's most popular lecturers turns his talents to an involving audio. He succeeds largely because he knows how to question. He asks listeners to reflect not if they are happy, but how they can become happier. Throughout the program concrete questions encourage self-examination on what gives one's life meaning, pleasure, and strength. These are suggested after chapters that merge research with personal and anecdotal stories to explain strategies for reviewing one's life. The book, based on the field of positive psychology, has found an upbeat reader. Jeff Woodman's reading has a narrative drive that captures the author's affirming ideas. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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