Stumbling on Happiness
Total CE Credit Hours: 10
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101411
About the Course:
In this book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about ways to help clients/patients achieve greater levels of happiness in their lives and what impediments get in the way. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe the process of prospection as presented by the author.
Identify aspects of subjectivity presented and cite examples of how they impact on happiness.
Evaluate the author’s position on realism and how it applies to our ability to accurately view our past and potential future.
Explain how presentism differs from realism, and cite examples of how to make comparisons between presentism and other ways of viewing life.
Demonstrate how rationalization interferes with the ability to reason efficiently.
Define corrigibility and explain how it applies to the concept of stumbling on happiness.
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