Friday, July 06, 2007

Happiness incarnate on the Colbert Report

A bit ago I finished Daniel Gilbert's "Stumbling on Happiness," which despite its name, is not about how to be happy. It's about why people are bad at predicting (and remembering) their happiness levels. (Pop science psychology, not pop psychology... something like that.) I liked a bit of it mainly because it has an entertaining overview of some cognitive psychology. A few very interesting happiness experiments get presented, but if your friend tells you about them before you read the book, it's all over.

Perhaps more amusing is stumbling on Gilbert's quite entertaining appearance on the Colbert Report last week:

1 Comments:

At 12:47 AM, Blogger carol said...

not related, but interesting http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2007/07/09/070709ta_talk_surowiecki

 

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