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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett - 2017 - Psychology - Limited preview
“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.” — Wall Street Journal “A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they are presented.” — Scientific American “A ...
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Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New ...

Taylor Clark - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
Nerves make us bomb job interviews, first dates, and SATs. With a presentation looming at work, fear robs us of sleep for days. It paralyzes seasoned concert musicians and freezes rookie cops in tight situations. And yet not everyone cracks ...
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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our ...

Christine Kenneally - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
• A New York Times Notable Book • “The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.” —The New York Times Book Review We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are ...
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Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Scott Weems - 2014 - Psychology - Limited preview
An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughter Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into ...
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The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic - 2013 - Health & Fitness - Limited preview
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road, or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel ...
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Happy City

Charles Montgomery - 2013 - Political Science - No preview available
Charles Montgomery’s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental ...
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Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. - 2013 - Psychology - Limited preview
We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening ...
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Why Humans Like to Cry: Tragedy, Evolution, and the Brain

Michael Trimble - 2012 - Medical - Limited preview
Human beings are the only species to have evolved the trait of emotional crying. We weep at tragedies in our lives and in those of others - remarkably even when they are fictional characters in film, opera, music, novels, and theatre. Why have we ...
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