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Bloom, Paul, 1963-
How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like / Paul Bloom
1st ed
New York : W. W. Norton, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF515 .B56 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Pleasure principle (Psychology)
Physical Description xvi, 280 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-264) and index
Contents The essence of pleasure -- Foodies -- Bedtricks -- Irreplaceable -- Performance -- Imagination -- Safety and pain -- Why pleasure matters
Summary In this fascinating and witty account, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom draws on insights from child development, philosophy, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to examine the science behind our curious desires, attractions, and tastes, covering everything from the animal instincts for sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories

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