Passions Within Reason: The Strategic Role of the Emotions

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Norton, 1988 - Psychology - 304 pages
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The Me generation has justified itself by appealing to social scientists who see selfishness as the only rational basis for action. But what are we to make of selfless acts in business, personal life, even politics? In this provocative book, Robert Frank shows us that looking out for Number One may require that we look out for others, too.

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User Review  - Iworld1991 - Goodreads

Human emotions play roles in social interactions. Evolutionary perspective is rather helpful demystifying the complex human motivations system. Read full review

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User Review  - Heather Browning - Goodreads

Even though I had to read this for an essay, I found I enjoyed it. Frank's account of emotions as evolved mechanisms for motivating human co-operating makes sense, and his style is simple and readable ... Read full review

About the author (1988)

Robert H. Frank is an economics professor at Cornell s Johnson Graduate School of Management, a regular "Economic View" columnist for the "New York Times," and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. His books, which have been translated into twenty-two languages, include "The Winner-Take-All Society" (with Philip Cook), "The Economic Naturalist, Luxury Fever, What Price the Moral High Ground?," and "Principles of Economics" (with Ben Bernanke).

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