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How pleasure works
the new science of why we like what we like
VerfasserIn: Bloom, Paul
Verfasserangabe: Paul Bloom
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: New York [u.a.], W. W. Norton & Company
Mediengruppe: Buch
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From Publishers Weekly
Bloom (Descartes' Baby), a psychology professor at Yale, explores pleasure from evolutionary and social perspectives, distancing himself from the subject's common association with the senses. By examining studies and anecdotes of pleasure-inducing activities like eating, art, sex, and shopping, Bloom posits that pleasure takes us closer to the essence of a thing, be it animal, vegetable, or mineral. He argues that humans seem to be hard-wired to give, as well as receive, pleasure. A study using mislabeled, cheap bottles of wine, wherein "Forty experts said the wine with the fancy label was worth drinking, while only twelve said this of the cheap label," demonstrates the complicated sociological components behind what we find pleasurable. Bloom even briefly examines positive reactions to very hot food and other "controlled doses of pain." And a study where rhesus monkeys chose pictures of female hindquarters and high-status monkeys over fruit juice allows the author to surmise that "Two major vices-pornography and celebrity worship-are not exclusively human."
About the author
Paul Bloom is a professor of psychology at Yale University. He is the author of "How Children Learn the Meanings of Words," "Descartes' Baby" and "How Pleasure Works." He has contributed to The Atlantic, the New York Times, Science, and Nature. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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VerfasserIn: Bloom, Paul
VerfasserInnenangabe: Paul Bloom
Jahr: 2010
Verlag: New York [u.a.], W. W. Norton & Company
Links: Rezension
Systematik: PI.HL, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-0-393-34000-6
2. ISBN: 0-393-34000-7
Beschreibung: XVI, 280 S.
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Text eng.
Mediengruppe: Buch