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Laham, Simon M
The science of sin : the psychology of the seven deadlies (and why they are so good for you) / Simon Laham
Alternate Title Psychology of the seven deadlies (and why they are so good for you)
1st ed
New York : Three Rivers Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF515 .L34 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Pleasure
Deadly sins -- Psychology
Vices -- Psychological aspects
Physical Description 217 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-217)
Contents Lust: bras, benevolence, and better grades -- Gluttony: eat, drink, and be merry, smart, and helpful -- Greed: buying happiness, hard work, and self-reliance -- Sloth: slow, lazy, and asleep wins the race -- Anger: the positive negative emotion -- Envy: how wanting what others have makes you happier, smarter, and more creative -- Pride: that which cometh before quite a lot of good stuff
Summary Combines modern research and historical anecdotes to make a lighthearted case for living a sinful life, explaining how moderate indulgences in the "deadly" behaviors can have such benefits as higher self-esteem and better social skills

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