Emotional Success by David DeSteno audiobook

Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride

By David DeSteno
Read by Dan Woren

Blackstone Publishing 9780544703100

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538503096

  • ISBN: 9781538503089

  • ISBN: 9781538503102

  • ISBN: 9781538514436

Runtime: 7.38 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A string of bestsellers have alerted us to the importance of grit—an ability to persevere and control one’s impulses that is closely associated with greatness. But no book yet has charted the most accessible and powerful path to grit: our prosocial emotions. These feelings—gratitude, compassion, and pride—are easier to generate than the willpower and self-denial that underpin traditional approaches to grit. And, while willpower is quickly depleted, prosocial emotions actually become stronger the more we use them. These emotions have another crucial advantage: they’re contagious. Those around us become more likely to apply them when we do.

As this myth-shattering book explains, prosocial emotions evolved specifically to help us resist immediate temptations in favor of long-term gains. Originally, they enabled us to build lasting relationships with other people, and they still do that brilliantly. But they can also be adapted to strengthen our bonds with our own future selves—who will benefit most from the grit we need to succeed in life. No matter what our goals are, Emotional Success can help us achieve them with greater ease and deeper satisfaction than we would have thought possible.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author suggests that society as a whole will become better when individuals have a strong social base, strong physical health, and a life filled with meaning…These studies are firmly grounded in science and stimulate new thought for creating positive social and emotional change.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: David DeSteno PhD

Author Bio: David DeSteno PhD

David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, where he directs the Social Emotions Group. A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and editor-in-chief of the American Psychological Association’s journal Emotion, he is the author, with Piercarlo Valdesolo, of Out of Character. DeSteno earned his PhD from Yale University and has written for publications including the New York Times and Boston Globe. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 7.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English