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Who created it? Lieberman, Matthew D.
What's it called? Social / why our brains are wired to connect / Matthew D. Lieberman.
Who published it? New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Edition info! First edition.
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What's it like? x, 374 pages ; 22 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references and index.
What's it about? We are profoundly social creatures. Here, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world--other people and our relation to them. He argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. We have a unique ability to read other people's minds, to figure out their hopes, fears, and motivations, allowing us to effectively coordinate our lives with one another. And our most private sense of who we are is intimately linked to the important people and groups in our lives. The insights revealed in this pioneering book suggest ways to improve learning in schools, make the workplace more productive, and improve our overall well-being.--From publisher description.
What's in it? Who are we? -- The brains' passion -- Broken hearts and broken legs -- Fairness tastes like chocolate -- Mental magic tricks -- Mirror mirror -- Peaks and valleys -- Trojan horse selves -- Panoptic self-control -- Educating the social brain -- Epilogue.
Helpful subjects! Social psychology.
Cognitive neuroscience.
Social networks.
Social interaction.
Special numbers! 9780307889096
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