The other side of happiness : embracing a more fearless approach to living / Brock Bastian.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: UK : Allen Lane,
ISBN: 9780241239841 (hbk.) :
In the modern world, we have become addicted to positivity. We try to eradicate pain through medication and by insulating ourselves from risk and offence, even though we are the safest and most comfortable generation that ever lived. Yet social psychologist Brock Bastian shows that hardship and sadness are neither antithetical to pleasure nor incidental: they are necessary for happiness. In 'The Other Side of Happiness', he draws on psychology, neuroscience and internationally acclaimed research from his own laboratory to demonstrate how difficult experiences are ultimately proven to make us stronger, happier and more connected to those around us.
xix, 187 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
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