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How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like

Author: Paul Bloom
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bloom
ISBN: 9780393066326 0393066320 9780393340006 0393340007
OCLC Number: 317919999
Description: xvi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The essence of pleasure --
Foodies --
Bedtricks --
Irreplaceable --
Performance --
Imagination --
Safety and pain --
Why pleasure matters.
Responsibility: Paul Bloom.
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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.

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