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Psychology: ‘An Owner’s Manual for Your Own Mind’ – Hope Reese – The Atlantic

March 11, 2014

The Atlantic magazine has an interview with Psychologist Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness. In the interview he makes an argument for why students should study psychology even if they don’t plan to make a career in it.

Over the last decade, Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert has become a prominent voice in the public sphere. His 2006 book Stumbling on Happiness, translated in over 30 languages, became an international bestseller, triggering a slew of invitations—to give a TED Talk, host the PBS series This Emotional Life, and write for The New York Times and other publications. Gilbert spoke with me about his untraditional path to psychology, how psychology affects (and is affected by) other academic fields, and why the study of happiness is critical for public policy. 

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/03/psychology-an-owner-s-manual-for-your-own-mind/284329/

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