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Riveted : the science of why jokes make us laugh, movies make us cry, and religion makes us feel one with the universe

Author: Jim Davies
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why do some things pass under the radar of our attention, but other things capture our interest? Why do some religions catch on and others fade away? What makes a story, a movie, or a book riveting? Why do some people keep watching the news even though it makes them anxious?The past 20 years have seen a remarkable flourishing of scientific research into exactly these kinds of questions. Professor Jim Davies'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psykologi
Kognitiv psykologi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Davies
ISBN: 9781137279019 113727901X
OCLC Number: 1001699552
Contents: Hardwiring for socializing --
Wizard's first rule : hope and fear's anti-sweet spot --
The thrill of discovering patterns --
Incongruity : absurdism, mystery, and puzzle --
Our biological nature --
Our psychological biases --
Why we get rivete.
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Why do some things pass under the radar, while others capture our attention? From art to religion, sport to supersistion Riverted is a fascinating and accessible exploration of the scientific and  Read more...

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"A fascinating analysis of what we find fascinating." --Kirkus Reviews"Moments that jolt or delight us punctuate our lives. But whereas shock might be salutary in an art gallery, it can trigger blind Read more...

 
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