WorldCat Identities

Bloom, Paul 1963-

Works: 41 works in 213 publications in 8 languages and 12,593 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: P118, 401.93
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Paul Bloom
Most widely held works by Paul Bloom
How children learn the meanings of words by Paul Bloom( )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 3,433 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
How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like by Paul Bloom( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating and witty account, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom draws on insights from child development, philosophy, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to examine the science behind our curious desires, attractions, and tastes, covering everything from the animal instincts for sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories
Language, logic, and concepts essays in memory of John Macnamara( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and space by Paul Bloom( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 15 essays in this volume bring together research and theoretical viewpoints in the areas of psychology, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience, presenting a synthesis across these diverse domains. Throughout, authors address and debate each others arguments and theories
Descartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us human by Paul Bloom( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 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
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,291 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"--
Language acquisition core readings by Paul Bloom( )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 1,264 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
Making peg dolls by Margaret Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peg dolls are small, enchanting, and easy to make. They are a perfect craft for children and can become the inspiration for endless play and storytelling. Margaret Bloom invites you to enter the tiny magical world of peg dolls. Coming from the Waldorf handcraft tradition, these irresistible dolls encourage creative play and promote the emotional and imaginative development of young children. Peg dolls can be made from natural materials to reflect the seasonal cycle, favourite fairytales and festivals from around the world. Inside this book you will find patterns for creating bluebirds & butterflies, flowers & fairytale figures, gnomes, winter angels and more: Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for children and crafters of all levels and experience. A range of over 60 designs and patterns for peg doll illustrations and photos in full colour. Ideas for peg dolls as gifts and toys, for seasonal nature tables or fairs. Also includes an inspiring section on storytelling with peg dolls
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone
Di ka er deBaby : cong er tong fa zhan xue jie du ren xing ao mi by Bu lu mu( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief & doubt : August 4-October 1,2006, Aspen Art Museum by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populair-wetenschappelijk betoog over de essentie en het belang van genot, met illustratieve voorbeelden
Belief & doubt : August 4-October 1, 2006 by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of marketing and society by Paul 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 affects 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. Future research needs are identified in each chapter in order to help focus marketing thinking and to help marketing practice serve society more effectively
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

La scienza del piacere : l'irresistibile attrazione verso il cibo, l'arte, l'amore by Paul Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
D.O.A. a right of passage( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brash documentary of the on- and off-stage worlds of Punk Rock, that makes no apologies. Includes the most controversial interview EVER and an in-depth conversation with the late Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spurgren
Buoni si nasce : le origini del bene e del male by Paul Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akachan wa dokomade ningen nanoka = Descartes' baby : Kokoro no rikai no kigen( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.00 for La scienza ... to 0.92 for D.O.A. a r ...)

Alternative Names
Bloom, Paul

How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we likeLanguage, logic, and concepts essays in memory of John MacnamaraLanguage and spaceDescartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us humanLanguage acquisition core readingsHandbook of marketing and society