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The good life : wellbeing and the new science of altruism, selfishness and immorality

Author: Graham Music
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Music
ISBN: 9781848722279 1848722273 9781848722262 1848722265
OCLC Number: 871588493
Description: 256 S.
Contents: Introduction. Primed for goodness. Attachments and helping others. How empathy and altruism grow. Why stress can make us nasty. Impulsiveness, self-regulation and aggression. Cold aggression, callousness and psychopaths. A battle between emotion and reason. Hormones of cooperation and competition. Evolved to both cooperate and compete. Moral games. Group minded and narrow minded. Reputations, shaming, gossip and punishment. Consumerism, society and our divided brain. Conclusions.
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