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Book review: U thrive: how to succeed in college (and life) by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter

Evans, Jules (2017) Book review: U thrive: how to succeed in college (and life) by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter. LSE Review of Books (30 Jun 2017). Blog Entry.

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In U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life), Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter draw upon their popular NYU course, ‘Science of Happiness’, to offer a guide to flourishing at university and in life. But how exactly do universities promote wellbeing? Rather than breaking new ground, this book treads a rather familiar Positive Psychology path, finds Jules Evans, that neglects the difficult questions posed by ethics, philosophy, politics and culture when it comes to individual and collective flourishing. U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life). Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter. Little, Brown. 2017. Should universities promote flourishing?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 13:30
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82985

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