- Title: Hotheads
- Author: Steven Pinker
- ISBN: 9780141022383
- Page: 335
- Format: Paperback
Award winning writer and psychologist Steven Pinker has continually shown that provocative, complex ideas can be translated into bestsellers In this extract from How the Mind Works he takes us deep into the human psyche as he considers people s desire for happiness, the power of the emotions and how love can come to conquer all.
Recent Comments "Hotheads"
What a delightful little book. This 58-page book (or booklet, which is probably nearer the mark), extracted from Steven Pinker's acclaimed How the Mind Works, is a distilled essence of subjects ranging from emotions to deceptions to bargaining to love. It dares to propose answers to age-old questions such as why romantic love is irrational. It addresses the phenomenon of grief and its function, when grieving obviously does not alleviate the grief. It explains the paradox of how being in a positi [...]
Very interesting and original view on human emotions and a brilliant dissecting of conscious and subconscious strategies in human relations: everything from nuclear stand off between countries to bargaining to finding a mate (aka love)
A good plane read - a nice collections of essays on why humans behave so irrationally.
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