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Bloom, Paul 1963-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 249 publications in 10 languages and 13,604 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Internet videos  Juvenile works  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Handbooks and manuals  Science television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: P118, 153
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Most widely held works about Paul Bloom
 
Most widely held works by Paul Bloom
How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like by Paul Bloom( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating and witty account, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom examines the science behind our curious desires, attractions, and tastes, covering everything from the animal instincts of sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From Sigmund Freud to Lawrence Kohlberg, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the parents' role to turn babies into civilized beings who can experience empathy and shame, and override selfish impulses? In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing upon years of original research at his Yale lab, he shows that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; that they act to soothe those in distress; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride, and righteous anger. Yet this innate morality is tragically limited. Our natural strong moral feelings toward those in our own group--same family, same race--are offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put more simply, we are natural-born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that through intelligence and creativity we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we are born with. This erudite yet accessible book will captivate readers of Steven Pinker, Philip Zimbardo, and Robert Wright."--Publisher information
How children learn the meanings of words by Paul Bloom( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Paul Bloom, children learn words through sophisticated cognitive abilities that exist for other purposes. These include the ability to infer others' intentions, the ability to acquire concepts, and appreciation of syntactic structure, and certain general learning and memory abilities. The acquisition of even simple nouns requires rich conceptual, social, and linguistic capacities interacting in complex ways." "This book requires no background in psychology or linguistics. Topics include the effects of language on spatial reasoning, the origin of essentialist beliefs, and the young child's understanding of representational art. The book should appeal to general readers interested in language and cognition as well as to researchers in the field."--Jacket
Descartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us human by Paul Bloom( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is forgery worth so much less than an original work of art? What's so funny about someone slipping on a banana peel? When do children start to believe in the afterlife? Why, as Freud once asked, is a man willing to kiss a woman passionately, but not use her toothbrush? And how many times should you baptize a two-headed twin? Descartes' Baby answers the questions you may have never thought to ask about such uniquely human traits as art, humor, faith, disgust, and morality." "In this account of human nature, psychologist Paul Bloom contends that people are natural-born dualists. Even babies have a rich understanding of both the physical and social worlds - of bodies and souls - and they come to see them as distinct. The expect objects to obey principles of physics, and they are startled when things disappear or defy gravity. They can read the emotions of adults and respond with their own feelings of anger, sympathy and joy. Adults too experience this dualist perspective: We see another person as both "a machine made of meat" and as a precious individual with dreams and desires. Using his own studies in developmental psychology and recent research in philosophy of evolutionary biology, art, theology, and neuroscience, Bloom shows how this way of making sense of reality can explain what makes us human. the myriad ways that our dualist perspective, born in infancy, undergoes development throughout our lives and profoundly influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions is the focus of this richly rewarding book."--Jacket
Language acquisition : core readings by Paul Bloom( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language Acquisition offers, in one convenient reader, work by the most outstanding researchers in each field and is intended as a snapshot of the sort of theory and research taking place in language acquisition in the 1990s. All of the articles and chapters were chosen to reflect topics and debates of current interest, and all take an interdisciplinary approach to language development, relating the study of how a child comes to possess language to issues within linguistics, computational theory, biology, social cognition, and comparative psychology. While there are several introductory texts on language development, and countless collections of articles, this reader provides a comprehensive survey of the questions scientists are asking about language acquisition, the important experimental findings, and the key theoretical debates. It is suitable for students at advanced levels and scholars with a range of different perspectives and interests. The readings are organized into six sections: the onset of language development, word learning, syntax and semantics, morphology, acquisition in special circumstances, and alternative perspectives. Each section serves as an introduction to a specific area and provides sufficient background for further reading
Language and space by Paul Bloom( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of the relationship between natural language and spatial cognition has the potential to yield answers to vexing questions about the nature of the mind, language, and culture. The fifteen original contributions in Language and Space bring together the major lines of research and the most important theoretical viewpoints in the areas of psychology, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience, providing a much-needed synthesis across these diverse domains. Chapters address such questions as: How does the brain represent space? How many kinds of spatial representations are there? How do we learn to talk about space and what role does culture play in these matters? and Should experimental tests of the relations between space and language be restricted to closed-class linguistic elements or must the role of open-class elements be considered as well? Throughout, the authors address areas of agreement and disagreement
Language, logic, and concepts : essays in memory of John Macnamara by John Theodore Macnamara( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks : Paul Bloom - The Origins of Pleasure( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is an original painting preferred over a known forgery? In this TEDTalk, psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists - that beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is. Bloom points to the fact that erotic attraction to another may vanish upon learning that that person is much older, much younger, or a different gender than originally thought, and that the enjoyment of food depends partly on what it is we believe we're eating
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From Sigmund Freud to Lawrence Kohlberg, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the parents' role to turn babies into civilized beings who can experience empathy and shame, and override selfish impulses? In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing upon years of original research at his Yale lab, he shows that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; that they act to soothe those in distress; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride, and righteous anger. Yet this innate morality is tragically limited. Our natural strong moral feelings toward those in our own group--same family, same race--are offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put more simply, we are natural-born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that through intelligence and creativity we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we are born with. This erudite yet accessible book will captivate readers of Steven Pinker, Philip Zimbardo, and Robert Wright
Belief & doubt : August 4-October 1,2006, Aspen Art Museum by Heidi Zuckerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di ka er deBaby : cong er tong fa zhan xue jie du ren xing ao mi by Paul Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il bambino di Cartesio : la psicologia evolutiva spiega che cosa ci rende umani by Paul Bloom( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het geheim van genot : nieuwe inzichten in waarom en hoe we genieten by Paul Bloom( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populair-wetenschappelijk betoog over de essentie en het belang van genot, met illustratieve voorbeelden
Against empathy by Paul Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of comparative cognition by Sara J Shettleworth( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of marketing and society by Paul N Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Marketing and Society presents the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of scholarly research on how marketing effects the welfare of society. Drawing on the talents of an outstanding team of contributors, the editors have assembled key reviews, analyses, and perspectives on a broad range of research topics including deceptive advertising, warning labels, trademark infringement, antitrust enforcement, environmental labels, privacy protection, social marketing, and corporate marketing. Each chapter covers a different path through which marketing can affect societal welfare. Fu
Are you good or evil?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where does our moral instinct from and why do psychopaths seem not to have it? Mel Slater shows a virtual reality test in which people are faced with having to make an unexpected moral decision. Are we born with a moral instinct? At Yale University, Paul Bloom and Karen Wynne are testing babies to see if they are born with any sense of 'good' or 'bad.' Their studies show that about 70% of the babies are drawn towards kindness and empathy. Neurologist Paul Zak is looking for a chemical basis to empathy - he conducts an experiment on footballers to see if their oxytocin levels become raised during a game when they need to bond as a team. His results lead him to refer to oxytocin as the 'moral molecule.' However, the balance between testosterone and oxytocin are also clearly highly important. US Marine officers have to learn to kill, thus going against their natural moral instincts - Leutanant Colonel Joseph Shusko describes how he helps them to condition their minds into a 'combat mindset' and we see the young Marines during training. Serial killers and psychopaths, who seem to have no empathy for others, have been the subject of Robert Hare's research for thirty years; he discusses how he tried to find traits common to all psychopaths. His next question was where these traits came from, was there a genetic factor? Were there genes that linked to violence? The MAO-A gene became known as the 'warrior gene.' Neuroscientist Jim Fallon, during research into his family history, discovered that he fitted the psychopath profile he had outlined and had the 'warrior gene.' However, because of his family environment, the gene was never activated as it might have been had he been raised in an abusive family. Further research showed that the men who were most successful in business had an extremely high level of psychopathology - corporate culture is the ideal place for a psychopath. The court case of Brad Waldroup, who committed a brutal murder, is shown in detail. Waldroup was shown to have the MAO-A gene and a history of child abuse so should he be held responsible for his own acts or not?
Rules in the library by Paul Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seal or Sea Lion? by Paul Bloom( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules in the classroom by Paul Bloom( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like
Alternative Names
Bloom, Paul

Paul Bloom Amerikaans psycholoog

Paul Bloom US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Пол Блум

پل بلوم

블롬, 폴 1963-

블룸, 폴 1963-

保羅·布魯姆

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How children learn the meanings of wordsDescartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us humanLanguage acquisition : core readingsLanguage and spaceLanguage, logic, and concepts : essays in memory of John MacnamaraHandbook of marketing and society