David Niven, Ph.D., bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series, is a psychologist and social scientist who teaches at Ohio State University. David Niven, Ph.D., es el autor de los bestsellers internacionales Los 100 Secretos de la Gente Exitosa, y Los 100 Secretos de las Buenas Relaciones. Es psicologo y cientifico social, y ensena en la Florida Atlantic University.
Like a good Irish sermon, each of these 100 secrets is meaningful, satisfying, and quickly delivered. A pattern soon emerges: psychologist Niven (The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People) relates a bit of conventional wisdom, e.g., "There's no need to hurry," then uses an anecdote to illustrate it, e.g., movie mogul Barry Diller and fashion designer Diane Von Furstenburg waited more than 25 years to get married. A nugget of scientific study then confirms the analysis: "Marrying later in life has no negative effect on satisfaction with the relationship, or with life." Motivated readers will scurry for the featured studies, mostly from dissertations or academic articles in professional journals, like the one above from L.P. Juang and R.K. Silbereisen's 2001 report in American Behavioral Scientist. Libraries might also consider Warren Berland's Out of the Box for Life, which devotes brief sections to discrete issues (e.g., fat and anger) that readers work through by thinking "out of the box." Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
"How does one find happiness, that elusive emotion? Social
scientist David Niven has helped unlock the mystery."--Columbus
"Like a good Irish sermon, each of these 100 secrets is meaningful, satisfying, and quickly delivered."--Library Journal