Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Royal Society prize for science books winner announced
"Daniel Gilbert's pursuit of the scientific basis of happiness has won him the Royal Society prize for science books. "Stumbling on Happiness" draws on psychology and neuroscience, as well as personal experience, to take the reader through the various ways people attempt to make themselves happy. Finding happiness is an underlying desire for most of us but how to achieve and sustain it often proves problematic. Gilbert uses science to show that it is not always through conventional routes that we find happiness"