The social animal [electronic resource] : The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. David Brooks.
- ISBN: 9780679603931 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2011.
|Summary, etc.:|| #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica. Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines, Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of human nature along the way: The unconscious mind, it turns out, is not a dark, vestigial place, but a creative one, where most of the brain's work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made--the natural habitat of The Social Animal. Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2693 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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