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The cultural animal : human nature, meaning, and social life

Author: Roy F Baumeister
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a coherent explanation of human nature, which is to say how people think, act, and feel, what they want, and how they interact with each other. The central idea is that the human psyche was designed by evolution to enable people to create and sustain culture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy F Baumeister
ISBN: 0195167031 9780195167030
OCLC Number: 770765517
Description: 450 s
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. Beasts for Culture; 2. The Human Psyche at Work; 3. What People Want; 4. How People Think; 5. How and Why Emotions Happen; 6. How People Act and React; 7. How People Interact; 8. Epilogue

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"A remarkably well-written book. Anyone interested in psychology and philosophy would find this book fascinating. It is thorough, very well informed, and clearly presented."--Diaglouge "A remarkably Read more...

 
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