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One Day University Presents: Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness (Harvard's Most Popular Course)

One Day University Presents: Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness (Harvard's Most Popular Course) [Kindle Edition]

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What is The Tetris Effect and how does it shape the way you see the world? Are we set up to naturally be sympathetic to our fellow humans? Shaw Achor takes us on a fascinating journey through Positive Psychology and examines the difference between happy students and unhappy students, the key to implementing new habits, the principle of Activation Energy and more so you can start living a happier life in "Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness."  Shawn Achor is the winner of more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University. He is also the Head Teaching Fellow for the most popular course at Harvard, “Positive Psychology,” which is taken by more than 1,000 students per semester and led by Professor Tal Ben-Shahar.  Shawn received his B.A. in English from Harvard and a Master’s from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist Ethics. Part of his interest in positive psychology stems from a troubling fact: studies have shown that many of Harvard’s undergraduates suffer from depression at some point in their college careers.

One Day University is a unique educational experience  that brings intellectuals together to learn from top rated professors at Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and other prestigious universities. Chosen for their excellent teaching abilities as rated by their students, these great thinkers represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and share their knowledge in 60 minute, highly entertaining lectures. Offering the ability to learn the highlights of academic thought in world affairs, politics, history, science, art, and more; One Day University is a way to truly enjoy the thrill of learning without the pressures of tests and the high price tag of college tuition. Once reserved only for students who could attend the lectures in New York and other major cities, One Day University courses are now available to everyone from the comfort of their own homes in Kindle format.



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 138 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: One Day University (23 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049B2G1M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction 22 Jun 2014
By Mat
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This is my favourite subject presented by my favourite author. This is a summary of what is written in more detail in 'The Happiness Advantage' by Shawn Achor.

This area of psychology is, to me, the most interesting and by utilising it you can change your life and achieve more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Transcripts need editing 24 July 2012
By Graham
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The content is first class, hence the four stars. Couldn't give five because this is clearly just a presentation which has been transcribed rather hurriedly.
Either do or do not. This is halfway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Educational Fodder for my Writing Arsenal 27 Dec 2010
By Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott - Published on
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As with One Day University Presents: The Truth About Lying and Deception, The Science of Happiness is filled with interesting insights. This journey through the "Positive Psychology" by Shawn Achor shows how our perception of the world shapes who we are: happy or unhappy.

He goes on to state "it isn't reality that shapes up, it the lens through which we view the reality that shapes our experience of it." We have all been told that not only is anger unhealthy, but it actually does physical damage to our bodies and immune system.

It would be safe to say the opposite would be true - a positive outlook is healthier. Therefore, our body and immune system responds positively (or negatively) to how we view, and react to, the world.

So how do we obtain this positive outlook? It starts with something as simple as a Smile.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and again, plan on adding more One Day lectures to my library. It is really the easiest, and most inexpensive form of attending college lectures.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars short but informative 26 Dec 2010
By jessica dockins - Published on
This is a quick read book and was really interesting about how the human mind works esp with the experiment of smiling and the mirro neurons. makes me want to smile a lot more! it was an overal good quick read allowing for some pondering afterwards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to read! 14 Feb 2011
By jellybean girl - Published on
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I enjoyed this and had a lot of fun reading it. The tips are very simple, which makes them doable, and can make lasting changes. I will read again in the future as a great reminder.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 27 Dec 2012
By S. S. Wesley - Published on
This short book is very similar to the author's TED talk. although I would have to say that his TED talk is a bit more entertaining. I was troubled by the poor editing and writing in the book. But it does contain some interesting research and useful tactics. Truly, not a bad way to spend an hour or two.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like being in a university lecture 14 Nov 2011
By Claire - Published on
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This book reads like someone has recorded a lecture and transcribed it word for word.
It was a bit off putting at the beginning, but then it's like you've been transported into a lecture theatre, listening to a real person delivering his ideas.

The content was pretty interesting, too.

For the price, definitely worth it.
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