The Pleasure Instinct

The Pleasure Instinct

Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

Book - 2009
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An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure

From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things of beauty, this book embarks on an intriguing and accessible exploration of the purpose of pleasure in our lives and in human history. How did pleasure evolve and why? How does it develop in children? How does the pursuit of pleasure play a critical role in brain development? The Pleasure Instinct explores everything we need to know about our urge to feel good.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
ISBN: 9780471619154
Branch Call Number: 152.42 Wal
Characteristics: x, 245 pages ; 25 cm.


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Oct 14, 2014

This book is in transit from another library. i can't wait to get it. Thoughts from those that have read it?

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