Freely Determined: What the New Psychology of the Self Teaches Us about How to Live

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5.7 X 7.9 X 1.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Kennon M. Sheldon is professor of psychology at the University of Missouri. He is one of the founding researchers of positive psychology, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a recipient of the Templeton Foundation Positive Psychology Prize. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.
"A moving, persuasive, beautifully-written book that tackles a basic and central aspect of the human mind. Sheldon brings to bear personal wisdom, abundant research evidence, warmth, and wit on the grand question of whether human beings are autonomous agents or merely robots programmed by genes and environment."
--Roy Baumeister, New York Times-bestselling author of Willpower
"Utterly fascinating. Sheldon draws on decades of research to answer some of the most important questions of all: what is the 'self'? How can we lead meaningful lives? A beautiful and coherent defense of free will, this book will leave readers with a deeper sense of who they are and how to take control of their lives."--Emily Esfahani Smith, bestselling author of The Power of Meaning
"One of the premier thinkers in psychology today combines philosophical insights with empirical knowledge to suggest that free will is possible--and that seizing it is critical for a fulfilling life. Lucidly written, Freely Determined will delight and enlighten in equal measure."--Constantine Sedikides, University of Southampton