The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis

A must read book (The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt) if you care to change your life. This is a book about ten Great Ideas that will improve and transform your life to greater height.

About the Book: The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

In this psychology book The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt was published in year 2006. In it, Haidt examines a number of “Great Ideas” on happiness put forth by historical figures like as Plato, Buddha, Jesus, and others in the context of current psychology research, drawing any lessons that still hold true for our present life. The ideas of virtue, pleasure, fulfillment, and significance are at the heart of the work.

In each chapter, we make an effort to savor a particular concept that has been discovered by a number of civilizations around the world, to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, to draw lessons that still hold true for our contemporary lives, and to shed light on the factors that contribute to human flourishing.

The distinguished psychologist Jonathan Haidt demonstrates how we may improve and transform our lives by having a greater knowledge of the lasting tenets of philosophy, such as “do unto others as you would have others do unto you” and “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

About The Author: Jonathan Haidt

American social psychologist, author, and professor of ethical leadership at the Stern School of Business at New York University, Jonathan David Haidt was born on October 19, 1963. His primary research interests are in moral psychology and moral emotions.

The psychological discipline of moral foundations theory, which seeks to explain the evolutionary origins of human moral reasoning on the basis of instinctive, gut impulses rather than logical reason, is where Haidt has made the majority of his research contributions. Later, the idea was expanded to describe the various moral justifications and how they relate to political ideology, with various political philosophies emphasizing various sets of morals. Future works on a variety of subjects were built on the findings.