The Science of Happiness: Seven Lessons for Living Well

Regular price £22.00

Bruce Hood

Category: Science

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 14 March 2024

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN 13: 9781398526372

Total Pages: 272

Weight: 466 grams

Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 26 (mm)

Do yourself a favour and grab this fantastic guide! Explains practical strategies for getting out of our own heads and finding more connection, presence, and joy
LAURIE SANTOS
Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast

We all want to be happier, but our brains often get in the way. When we’re too stuck in our heads we obsess over our inadequacies, compare ourselves with others and fail to see the good in our lives. In The Science of Happiness, world-leading psychologist and happiness expert Bruce Hood demonstrates that the key to happiness is not self-care but connection.

He presents seven simple but life-changing lessons to break negative thought patterns and re-connect with the things that really matter. Alter Your Ego Avoid Isolation Reject Negative Comparisons Become More Optimistic Control Your Attention Connect With Others Get Out of Your Own Head  Grounded in decades of studies in neuroscience and developmental psychology, this book tells a radical new story about the roots of wellbeing and the obstacles that lie in our path. With clear, practical takeaways throughout, Professor Hood demonstrates how we can all harness the findings of this science to re-wire our thinking and transform our lives.

The Science of Happiness is a rare bird – a book that is grounded in the best new science, written with wit and wisdom, and provides clear and valuable lessons for living your best life. Highly recommended!
DANIEL GILBERT
Author of the New York Times bestseller Stumbling on Happiness

This is a wonderful guide to what actually makes people happier – full of wisdom backed by a wealth of scientific evidence. If you want practical ideas that you can use right now to boost your wellbeing, this is your book.
ROBERT WALDINGER
Author of The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Study on Happiness

The most erudite, thoughtful, and original take on this important subject I have ever encountered. I learned something new in every chapter, and as a bonus it’s a page-turning read.
MICHAEL SHERMER
Author of Why People Believe Weird Things