Why might some sex education programs result in more teen pregnancies? Why did reading that self-help book make you feel less happy? What's the best way to recover from trauma? Can we actually improve our lives by redirecting our thinking? We tell ourselves stories to make sense of the world. These stories ultimately determine if we will lead healthy, productive lives or get into trouble. Renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson proposes a radical new view: although these stories can be very hard to change, they can change-surprisingly quickly-if tweaked in the right way. He considers a broad range of problems, exposes failed attempts to solve them, and reframes them with new stories. Scientifically tested, his practical advice and simple techniques have been found to bring about real results including enhanced happiness, personal meaning, and social progress.
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"Grover Gardner is informative and engaging in his narration of psychologist Timothy Wilson's book, which provides an intriguing look at why self-help and social interventions often have counterproductive results. Gardner brings enthusiasm to the subject matter and helps to persuade listeners of the value of Wilson's narratives, stories in which people shift, or "redirect," their appraisals of themselves and the events that affect them. Wilson clearly and straightforwardly lays out his concepts, and Gardner, in turn, effectively communicates them to listeners. All in all, this interesting and thought-provoking work provides listeners with tools for self-discovery and change. S.E.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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