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Survival of the Nicest

Autor: Klein, Stefan

Editorial: The Experiment

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
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Survival of the Nicest :

The phrase "survival of the fittest" conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness and winner of the Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Scientific Journalism, makes the startling assertion that the key to achieving lasting personal and societal success lies in helping others. In fact, Klein argues, altruism is our defining characteristic: Natural selection favored those early humans who cooperated in groups, and with survival more assured, our altruistic ancestors were free to devote brainpower to developing intelligence, language, and culture - our very humanity. As Klein puts it, "We humans became first the friendliest and then the most intelligent apes."

To build his persuasive case for how altruistic behavior made us human - and why it pays to get along - Klein synthesizes an extraordinary array of material: current research on genetics and the brain, economics, social psychology, behavioral and anthropological experiments, history, and modern culture. Ultimately, his groundbreaking findings lead him to a vexing question: If we're really hard-wired to act for one another's benefit, why aren't we all getting along?


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencia   General
Ciencias Sociales   Sociology

ISBN 13:9781615192205
ISBN 10:1615192204
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:253
Tamaño:8.27" l x 5.50" w x 0.72" h
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