The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works

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Zak, Paul J.
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Book Description Plume. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Book Condition: New. The founding director of Claremont Graduate University's Center for Neuroeconomics Studies as well as a blogger for Psychology Today and the host of a hugely successful TED talk, Paul Zak earned the nickname the "vampire economist" for his proclivity for taking blood samples, seeking a master switch for human behavior. By studying thousands of samples, Zak has found such a switch in the brain chemical oxytocin; when "on," it makes people loving and generous; "off," and they revert to violence and greed. Here he fully explores the role of oxytocin in human experiences and behaviors."Empathy, cooperation, trusting, heroism, stinginess, skepticism, anger, tough mindedness: Paul Zak unpacks these and other deeply human feelings with his pioneering research into brain chemistry . exposing the dignity (and treachery) within our common human nature. You will never think about lobsters, gossip, 'butt slapping' footballers, middle management or the recent housing bubble fiasco the same way again. It's a 'must know' and a great read."—Helen Fisher"An ancient mammalian molecule prods us to bond with others. Paul Zak offers a most engaging account of this important discovery, bound to overthrow traditional thinking about human behavior, including economics and morality."—Frans de Waal 235. Bookseller Inventory # 62905

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Book Description Plume Books, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 202 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Philosophy, economics, and biology have rarely been so entertaining. --Matt Ridley, author of Genome Paul J. Zak s proclivity for taking blood samples has earned him a nickname as the vampire economist. But his sanguinary habit is backed by his scientifi-c quest: What if there was a master switch for human behavior? On, and people are loving and generous. Off, and they revert to violence and greed. By studying thousands of blood samples, Zak has pinpointed just such a switch: a brain chemical called oxytocin. Sprinting around the globe and into the human brain, - The Moral Molecule is a dazzling narrative as erudite and entertaining as bestsellers like Flow, Drive, and Why We Love. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780142196908

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Book Description Plume, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This is an important book. Empathy, cooperation, trusting, heroism, stinginess, skepticism, anger, tough mindedness: Paul Zak unpacks these and other deeply human feelings with his pioneering research into brain chemistry and his keen journalist eye--exposing the dignity (and treachery) within our common human nature. You will never think about lobsters, gossip,"butt slapping" footballers, middle management or the recent housing bubble fiasco the same way again. It's a "must know" and a great read." -Helen Fisher, author of Why We Love "Paul Zak tells the remarkable story of how he discovered and explored the biochemistry of sympathy, love and trust with the narrative skill of a novelist. Philosophy, economics and biology have rarely been so entertaining." -Matt Ridley, author of Genome "An ancient mammalian molecule prods us to bond with others. Paul Zak offers a most engaging account of this important discovery, bound to overthrow traditional thinking about human behavior, including economics and morality." -Frans de Waal, author of The Age of Empathy "Paul Zak's investigations into the best things in life are inspired, rigorous, and tremendous fun. We need more daring economists like him." - Tyler Cowen, author of An Economist Gets Lunch "Zak has always been intrepid, with a sense of innocent but parsimonious wonder, and as a result his book on rather severe issues is nevertheless fresh-and moral." -Lionel Tiger, author of God's Brain. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0142196908

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Book Description Plume Books, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 202 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Philosophy, economics, and biology have rarely been so entertaining. --Matt Ridley, author of Genome Paul J. Zak s proclivity for taking blood samples has earned him a nickname as the vampire economist. But his sanguinary habit is backed by his scientifi-c quest: What if there was a master switch for human behavior? On, and people are loving and generous. Off, and they revert to violence and greed. By studying thousands of blood samples, Zak has pinpointed just such a switch: a brain chemical called oxytocin. Sprinting around the globe and into the human brain, - The Moral Molecule is a dazzling narrative as erudite and entertaining as bestsellers like Flow, Drive, and Why We Love. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780142196908

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Book Description Plume, New York, NY, 2013. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. First Paper. 5.25x8. The author studied thousands of blood samples, in search of a chemical cause for human behavior. He isolated oxytocin as just such a chemical switch that controls a variety of human emotions, including the desire to bond with other humans. Introduction, Notes, Acknowledgments, Index. Published @ $16.00. Bookseller Inventory # 016284

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Book Description Plume. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 256 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.3in. x 0.6in.Philosophy, economics, and biology have rarely been so entertaining. Matt Ridley, author of Genome Paul J. Zaks proclivity for taking blood samples has earned him a nickname as the vampire economist. But his sanguinary habit is backed by his scientific quest: What if there was a master switch for human behavior On, and people are loving and generous. Off, and they revert to violence and greed. By studying thousands of blood samples, Zak has pinpointed just such a switch: a brain chemical called oxytocin. Sprinting around the globe and into the human brain, The Moral Molecule is a dazzling narrative as erudite and entertaining as bestsellers like Flow, Drive, and Why We Love. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780142196908

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