The Courage Quotient: How Science Can Make You Braver
April 2012, Jossey-Bass
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Bravery Can Be Learned With The Courage Quotient
The Courage Quotient
A Book That Can Teach People How to be Brave
San Francisco, CA - Courage has been a topic that’s been of interest for thousands of years because it can allow people to take risks and stretch beyond their perceived limitations. People often view courage was innate; however, studies have shown that this is not always the case. In fact, bravery can be learned.
Author Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is here to debunk the age-old myth in THE COURAGE QUOTIENT: How Science Can Make You Braver (Jossey-Bass, April 2012, ISBN: 978-0-470-91742-8, $25.95 / Cloth / also available as an e-book). He reveals that courage is more about managing fear than not feeling it, and that courage can be learned. The book outlines a number of strategies to increase courage and boost a willingness to act - even in the face of fear.
“Throughout my studies and travel I’ve found that every culture has a different view of courage, which impacted the amount they displayed when confronted with fear. This not only fascinated me and inspired my research, but also made me realize how much control over the amount of courage that we can have,” say Dr. Biswas-Diener.
This book is anchored in science but is punctuated with engaging, real world stories that illustrate the book’s tips and strategies in an emotionally resonant way. Readers will be introduced to concepts such as “courage blindness” and “personal courage,” and will learn the importance of magical thinking and failure in the bravery process.
THE COURAGE QUOTIENT is a fresh, research-based way of understanding and using the science of positive psychology to face life head-on and achieve greater success in business, relationships, meaning, and happiness.