PT Bookshelf: Good Work

Reviews the book 'Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet,' by Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon.

By PT Staff, published on November 1, 2001 - last reviewed on April 5, 2005

Psychologists are newly fascinated with human nature's positive
side. Now,three prominent psychologists, Howard Gardner, Ph.D., of
Harvard, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., of Claremont Graduate School,
and William Damon, Ph.D., of Stanford, report on their study of "good
work." They interviewed prominent journalists and genetics researchers to
better understand how people manage to do good work -- of high quality and
benefit -- despite contrary societal pressures. It's not an easy read, but
readers may find the good news about good work refreshing.