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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" ("Rob was looking at cleavage, Julia was looking for signs of trustworthiness"), 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
  • From the influential and hugely popular "New York Times" columnist and bestselling author of "Bobos in Paradise" comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, David
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
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 -- Métis -- The insurgency -- Getting older -- Morality -- The leader -- The soft side -- The other education -- Meaning
Control code
ocn774016949
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Isbn
9780812979374
Lccn
2011501551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)774016949
Label
The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement, David Brooks
Publication
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 -- Métis -- The insurgency -- Getting older -- Morality -- The leader -- The soft side -- The other education -- Meaning
Control code
ocn774016949
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Isbn
9780812979374
Lccn
2011501551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)774016949

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