Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness wins science book prize

As an update to an earlier story, psychologist Daniel Gilbert’s book Stumbling on Happiness has been announced as the winner of The Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

The book is a hugely entertaining look at the science of happiness, covering everything from brain science to decision making experiments using sandwiches.

It’s perhaps most interesting for presenting research on how bad we are at predicting how happy our choices will make us, and how future events will impact our sense of well-being.

One useful recent additon to the book’s website is a brief study guide for lecturers wanting to use the book, as Gilbert does, for teaching students.

Link to announcement from The Royal Society.
Link to coverage from BBC News.
Link to book website.
Link to Daniel Gilbert’s lab homepage.

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