Behave

Behave
Author : Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 800
Release : 2017-05-02
ISBN 10 : 9780735222786
ISBN 13 : 0735222789
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behave Book Description:

Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. What goes on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happens? Then he pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell triggers the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones act hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli which trigger the nervous system? By now, he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened. Sapolsky keeps going--next to what features of the environment affected that person's brain, and then back to the childhood of the individual, and then to their genetic makeup. Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than that one individual. How culture has shaped that individual's group, what ecological factors helped shape that culture, and on and on, back to evolutionary factors thousands and even millions of years old. The result is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.

Getting the Buggers to Behave

Getting the Buggers to Behave
Author : Sue Cowley
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2010-10-21
ISBN 10 : 9781441173140
ISBN 13 : 1441173145
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting the Buggers to Behave Book Description:

The fourth edition of this bestselling book includes new material for early years and further education (FE) practitioners, and those working in the toughest schools. >

How to Behave

How to Behave
Author : Caroline Tiger
Publisher : Quirk Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 1931686319
ISBN 13 : 9781931686310
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Behave Book Description:

Do plastic-bag shufflings in a movie theater drive you crazy? Do you wonder whether it's proper to pass a roller blader on the right or left? Have you or has someone you know ever been subjected to rain rage? Have you ever pondered why no one in your local grocery store seems to understand the rules of basic shopping cart navigation and right-of-way?If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, How to Behave is the book you've been waiting for-a hip, irreverent, but entirely practical manual that tells readers all they need to know about day-to-day survival. Learn how to share elbow space on an airplane armrest, how to confront a noisy filmgoer and the proper way to position oneself when boarding a crowded elevator.Much more than a simple etiquette book, How to Behave is a real-life guide to living in the real world.

At Home and Abroad

At Home and Abroad
Author : Mrs. Cornelia Holroyd Bradley Richards
Publisher :
Total Pages : 165
Release : 1853
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044019628452
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Home and Abroad Book Description:

How to Behave

How to Behave
Author : Anne Ruth Hansen
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780824830328
ISBN 13 : 0824830326
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Behave Book Description:

A cross-disciplinary study of Buddhist modernism in colonial Cambodia that offers an understanding of the history and development of religion and colonialism in Southeast Asia.

Behave

Behave
Author : Andromeda Romano-Lax
Publisher : Soho Press
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2016-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9781616956547
ISBN 13 : 1616956542
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behave Book Description:

From the author of The Spanish Bow comes a lush, harrowing novel based on the real life story of Rosalie Rayner Watson, one of the most controversial scientists—and mothers—of the 20th century “The mother begins to destroy the child the moment it’s born,” wrote the founder of behaviorist psychology, John B. Watson, whose 1928 parenting guide was revered as the child-rearing bible. For their dangerous and “mawkish” impulses to kiss and hug their child, “most mothers should be indicted for psychological murder.” Behave is the story of Rosalie Rayner, Watson’s ambitious young wife and the mother of two of his children. In 1920, when she graduated from Vassar College, Rayner was ready to make her mark on the world. Intelligent, beautiful, and unflappable, she won a coveted research position at Johns Hopkins assisting the charismatic celebrity psychologist John B. Watson. Together, Watson and Rayner conducted controversial experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviorist principles. They also embarked on a scandalous affair that cost them both their jobs—and recast the sparkling young Rosalie Rayner, scientist and thinker, as Mrs. John Watson, wife and conflicted, maligned mother, just another “woman behind a great man.” With Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a provocative fictional biography of Rosalie Rayner Watson, a woman whose work influenced generations of Americans, and whose legacy has been lost in the shadow of her husband’s. In turns moving and horrifying, Behave is a richly nuanced and disturbing novel about science, progress, love, marriage, motherhood, and what all those things cost a passionate, promising young woman.

How to Behave and Why

How to Behave and Why
Author : Munro Leaf
Publisher : Universe Pub
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : PSU:000063595680
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Behave and Why Book Description:

Presents the four things people must be in order to live together pleasantly: honest, fair, strong, and wise.

How to Behave

How to Behave
Author : Samuel Roberts Wells
Publisher :
Total Pages : 149
Release : 1873
ISBN 10 : UCD:31175005266062
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Behave Book Description:

Behave

Behave
Author : T. K. Reilly
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 102
Release : 2011-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781462061747
ISBN 13 : 1462061745
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behave Book Description:

Good Etiquette—Know the Signs—Show the Signs “Comport yourself with dignity and grace.” “Aim to Please.” “Keep your Elbows off the Table.” “Play to the Strengths in Your Personality.” “Good Posture is a sign of Good Etiquette.” “The Handshake, the Curtsey, the Air-Kiss, the Hug and the Bow are signs of Good Etiquette.” “I’m rubber, you’re glue, your insults bounce off me and stick to you.” “Be Tactful.” “Make a Good First Impression.” “Proper Introductions are signs of Good Etiquette. “ “Remember titles and names.” “Labor to keep alive in your hearts that little celestial fire called conscience.” George Washington “Thank You notes and Sympathy Notes are signs of good etiquette.” “Actions speak louder than words.” “Personal, Hand-written Notes are Ties that Bind” “With speeches: Be brief and be seated.” “Don’t Talk with Food in Your Mouth.” “In ballroom dance, she starts with her right foot, he starts with his left.” “He leads a dance by sending silent signals with his right hand.” “Fix your gaze above the horizon and your countenance pleasant.” “One drink per hour takes will power.” “A Seven-Course Banquet includes Dishes from Soup to Nuts” “Out to Sea and Back to Me.” Behave! Etiquette Lessons for Adults, actually teaches etiquette. It is a self-help masterpiece. You’ll see results in twelve lessons delivered with activities including gait and dance frame work, knife and fork skills, business and formal wardrobe details, drinking directives, role playing, four focus quizzes, three writing assignments, poems, recitations, a drawing and a crossword puzzle.