HW280 Mapping the Mind-Body Divide


Discussion responses should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the discussion by making frequent informed references to lesson materials and Seminars. Initial discussion responses should be around 150 words. Responses should be formatted using APA guidelines.

Gilbert’s research – Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, another well-known author and journalist, describes Gilbert’s research on happiness as “a psychological detective story about one of the great mysteries of our lives.” Do you agree with his perspective? Why or why not? Based on the material presented, why is predicting happiness not easier for humans? What are the primary psychological roadblocks to predicting happiness?

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