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Robert M. Sapolsky

Teoksen Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst tekijä

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Robert M. Sapolsky is a Professor of Biology & Neurology at Stanford & a Research Associate with the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya. He is the author of "The Trouble with Testosterone" & "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers", both Los Angeles Times Book Award finalists. A regular näytä lisää contributor to Discover & The Sciences & a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, Sapolsky lives in San Francisco, California. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Stress and Your Body {DVDs} (2010) 60 kappaletta

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A careful examination of studies where biology intersects with behavior, both in humans and in other species. An argument for careful thinking and for tolerating each other into being better humans
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cspiwak | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
This is an amazing book; I don't think I have ever learned as much from one book as I did from this one. As a non-scientist, it was not an easy read, despite an eminently readable (and frequently very funny) prose style. It was well worth the effort, however. So much for the matter of the book, what about the conclusion? That is very challenging, as the author acknowledges. I find myself in the odd position of intellectually accepting his arguments, but emotionally ignoring them. I think the idea of no free will may take quite a while to move from my head to my heart, if it ever does.… (lisätietoja)
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annbury | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2024 |
Monumental book. It definitely opened up new mental doors for me.

It is rare to find such a generous book these days.

For being non-fiction the thread is clear and captivating. You peel each layer of behavior (from the brain signals all the way to your culture). The last few chapters, the author makes observations and social commentary with strong ideas.
The one that struck me the most is that after understanding how much all the biological factors play into our behavior (you have to read the book), do we still have free will? is it still fair to shame and guilt-trip people for their shortfalls? The whole notion of “punishment” is re-examined and questioned.… (lisätietoja)
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Bloum | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 23, 2024 |
I got lost in the neuroscience but understand the genes versus the environment debate and am all the more puzzled about free will.
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BookListener | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 21, 2024 |



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