The Science of Happiness: How Our Brains Make Us Happy - And What We Can Do to Get Happier (Paperback)

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    Stefan Klein, PhD, was science editor of Der Spiegel, one of Germany’s leading newsmagazines, from 19961999, and a staff writer withGeo magazine from 19992000, and he has also written for all of Germany’s leading newspapers and magazines. Now a freelance writer in Berlin, he is considered one of the most influential science writers in German-speaking Europe. In 1998 he won the Georg von Holtzbrink Prize for Scientific Journalism. He is also the author of The Diaries of the Creation. He lives in TK. TranslatorStephen Lehmann is the humanities librarian at the University of Pennsylvania. He co-translated Nietzsche'sHuman, All too Human and is the co-author of Rudolf Serkin: A Life. He lives in Swarthmore, PA.
    Clinical psychologists have been dealing with miserable feelings since their discipline was established. In the last 30 years, neuroscientists have made major headway in the understanding of the sources of anger, depression, and fear. Today, whole industries profit from this knowledgeproducing pills for every sort of pathological mood disturbance. But until recently, few neuroscientists focused on the subject of happiness. Now, in The Science of Happiness, leading German science journalist Stefan Klein ranges widely across the latest frontiers of neuroscience and neuropsychology to explain how happiness is fostered in our brains and what biological purpose it serves (and, importantly, how we can control our negative feelings and emotions). In addition, he explains the neurophysiology of our passions (the elementary rules of which are hardwired into our brains), the power of consciousness, and how we can use it. In a final section, Klein explores the conditions required to foster the "pursuit of happiness." A remarkable synthesis of a growing body of research that has not heretofore been brought together in one accessible book, The Science of Happiness will ultimately help each of us understand our own quest for happinessand our fostering of it, as well.

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    ISBN 9781569243282
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
    Format Paperback
    Pages 297
    Publisher Date 2006-03-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Da Capo Pr
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.62 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How Our Brains Make Us Happy - And What We Can Do to Get Happier
    Edition Detail Translation
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Klein, Stefan
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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      I loved this book. This is a very scientific approach to happiness and I foudn it to be very true and compelling. It's a great book for those of you who are more into the science of emotions.

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