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Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst  Cover Image Book Book

Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst

Sapolsky, Robert M. (author.).

Summary: "...one of the most dazzling tours d'horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right."--

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  • ISBN: 9781594205071
  • ISBN: 1594205078
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    790 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The behavior -- One second before -- Seconds to minutes before -- Hours to days before -- Days to months before -- Adolescence: or, Dude, where's my frontal cortex? -- Back to the crib, back to the womb -- Back to when you were just a fertilized egg -- Centuries to millennia before -- The evolution of behavior -- Us versus them -- Hierarchy, obedience, and resistance -- Morality and doing the right thing, once you've figured out what that is -- Feeling someone's pain, understanding someone's pain, alleviating someone's pain -- Metaphors we kill by -- Biology, the criminal justice system, and (oh, why not?) free will -- War and peace.
Subject: Neurophysiology
Neurobiology
Animal behavior

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  • 5 of 7 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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