The Courage Quotient: How Science Can Make You Braver (英語) ハードカバー – 2012/4/10
Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is widely known as the "Indiana Jones of positive psychology" because his research has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya, and Israel. The foremost authority on positive psychology coaching, he is managing director of Positive Acorn LLC (www.positiveacorn.com). His work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, O!, Vogue, Reader's Digest, and on NPR. Biswas-Diener lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children. He is afraid of quicksand and snakes.
- 発売日 : 2012/4/10
- ハードカバー : 208ページ
- ISBN-10 : 0470917423
- ISBN-13 : 978-0470917428
- 寸法 : 16 x 2.03 x 23.62 cm
- 出版社 : Jossey-Bass; 1番め版 (2012/4/10)
- 言語: : 英語
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 556,759位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
But what made this book work for me was how the scientific and human aspects of this courage were masterfully woven together in a way that deciphered and demystified courage. I could clearly understand how courage was a skill that could be learned--and the book's structure made that learning easy to grasp. I especially liked the cultural references and sensitivity that Biswas-Diener brings to bear--by showing how different cultures put their own unique stamp on how they understand and engage in the process of courage.
As a mindfulness teacher and author of mindfulness books, this book has helped me see how courage is very much a mindfulness practice, a test of how present we can be with our own fears, our willingness to act, and our ability to reduce harm through moral courage. What I very much value and appreciate in The Courage Quotient is that it is a very practical, hands-on book that explores how each of us can manifest bravery into each moment.
We need more books about courage, and I'm going to be recommending The Courage Quotient to anyone who wants to understand that they may already possess a lot more courage than they give themselves credit for. I am excited to explore the application of courage in my own life, and to share this book's clear findings with others.