How Pleasure Works: Why We Like What We Like

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Vintage, Jun 1, 2011 - Pleasure - 280 pages
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In How Pleasure Works, the internationally acclaimed psychologist Paul Bloom explores one of the most fascinating and fundamental engines of human behaviour. We are natural-born essentialists when it comes to pleasure, nothing is ever merely skin-deep. We are attracted, whether we know it or not, to the hidden aspects of things and people.

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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

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Paul Bloom is a Professor of Psychology at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He is past-president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and co-editor of Behavioural and Brain. Bloom has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science, and for popular outlets such as The New York Times, the Guardian, and the Atlantic. He is the author or editor of four books, including How Children Learn the Meanings of Words, and, most recently, Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human.

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