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Psych : the story of the human mind / Paul Bloom.

Bloom, Paul, 1963- (author.).


"How does the brain--a three-pound wrinkly mass--give rise to intelligence and conscious experience? Was Freud right that we are all plagued by forbidden sexual desires? What is the function of emotions such as disgust, gratitude, and shame? Renowned psychologist Paul Bloom answers these questions and many more in Psych, his riveting new book about the science of the mind. Psych is an expert and passionate guide to the most intimate aspects of our nature, serving up the equivalent of a serious university course while being funny, engaging, and full of memorable anecdotes. But Psych is much more than a comprehensive overview of the field of psychology. Bloom argues that a number of widely accepted theories in the field are probably wrong, and he reveals what psychology can tell us about the most pressing moral and political issues of our time-including belief in conspiracy theories, the role of genes in explaining human differences, and the discussion around implicit racial bias. Bloom also shows how psychology can give us practical insights into important issues-from the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety to the best way to lead happy and fulfilling lives. Psych is a riveting guide to the most important topic there is: it is the story of us"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063096356
  • ISBN: 0063096358
  • Physical Description: 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-432) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foundations. "Brain makes thought" -- Consciousness -- Freud and the unconscious -- The Skinnerian revolution -- Thinking. Piaget's project -- The ape that speaks -- The world in your head -- The rational animal -- Appetites. Hearts and minds -- Relations. A brief note on a crisis -- Social butterflies -- Is everyone a little bit racist? -- Differences. Uniquely you -- Suffering minds -- The good life.
Subject: Psychology.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 150 BLOOM 2023 (Text) 0001012508109 Nonfiction Checked out 04/26/2024

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