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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

David Brooks
Item #: D80416
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 430 / 2012
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812979374
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Through the lives of Harold and Erica, a composite American couple, David Brooks takes us from infancy to old age to illustrate a fundamental new understanding of human nature; the unconscious mind, he explains, is not a dark, vestigial place but a creative one, where most of the brain's work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our important life decisions are made. Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism, individualism, and IQ.

 

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