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Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Bloom is an entertaining writer and in this book he promises to explain why we take pleasure in the things we take pleasure from. He does this by explaining his theory of essentialism: how we impart ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

How Pleasure Works is an accessibly written book which mentions some theories and interesting experiments, without really delivering on the promise of "science" that explains "why we like what we like ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

Amazon: Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking and thought-provoking new understanding of pleasure, desire, and value. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - James Kittredge - Goodreads

A fine book that made for great listening on a week of commutes to a workshop. It's one of a spate of recent tomes on cognitive neuroscience. I tend to enjoy these books (some others are Outliers ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Nothing really ground-breaking to be found in the book itself, however, Paul Bloom inundates the reader with references to many other works and studies that allows this book to serve as a launching ... Read full review

Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

User Review  - Simon Friedman - Goodreads

Bloom's book, like Malcolm Gladwell's, is best when it takes an interesting anecdote or observation and teases out the relevant science, drawing from contemporary research in psychology and cognitive ... Read full review


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