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The Resource The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement, David Brooks

The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement, David Brooks

Label
The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement
Title
The social animal
Title remainder
the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement
Statement of responsibility
David Brooks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Brooks effectively interweaves history, science, statistics and instinctual behavioral patterns into a fictional treatment that reiterates his belief in "the way unconscious affections and aversions shape daily life. He employs a novelistic narrative device in his intricate analysis of two upwardly mobile, likeminded individuals. The fictional couple's initial meeting spurs the author to personify the dynamics of attraction via their gender-specific "primitive passions", primal scents and cues that would anticipate a lifelong romance. "Aided by chemistry and carried along by feeling, " Rob and Julia troubleshoot cohabitation blunders, carnal urges and the birth of son Harold, who, together with his wife-to-be Erica (introduced chapters later), ultimately becomes the focus of the author's behavioral paradigm. Harold's mental development proceeds from kindergarten to high school via cliques, phases and a taboo student-teacher crush. The author expands his group with Erica, an ambitious, ethnically diverse girl raised in a poor public housing project. She excels at a challenging educational platform in her youth and achieves success as a business consultant by cultivating ideas and having Harold develop them for real-world application. Their evolution as husband and wife and consummate professionals is not, however, without a fair share of stumbles
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, David
Dewey number
305.5/130973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ801
LC item number
.B76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Social mobility
  • Social status
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Character
Label
The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement, David Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decision-making -- The map meld -- Mindsight -- Map-making -- Attachment -- Learning -- Norms -- Self control -- Culture -- Intelligence -- Choice architecture -- Freedom and commitment -- Limerence -- The grand narrative -- Metis -- The insurgency -- Getting older -- Morality -- The leader -- The soft side -- The other education -- Meaning
Control code
ocn607975735
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781400067602
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1042737
  • (Sirsi) o607975735
  • (OCoLC)607975735
Label
The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement, David Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decision-making -- The map meld -- Mindsight -- Map-making -- Attachment -- Learning -- Norms -- Self control -- Culture -- Intelligence -- Choice architecture -- Freedom and commitment -- Limerence -- The grand narrative -- Metis -- The insurgency -- Getting older -- Morality -- The leader -- The soft side -- The other education -- Meaning
Control code
ocn607975735
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 424 pages
Isbn
9781400067602
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1042737
  • (Sirsi) o607975735
  • (OCoLC)607975735

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