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The Resource Good for nothing : from altruists to psychopaths and everyone in between, Abigail Marsh

Good for nothing : from altruists to psychopaths and everyone in between, Abigail Marsh

Label
Good for nothing : from altruists to psychopaths and everyone in between
Title
Good for nothing
Title remainder
from altruists to psychopaths and everyone in between
Statement of responsibility
Abigail Marsh
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A new popular science book exploring the cutting edge science explaining human altruism and psychopathy, how closely they can be mapped, and how the potential to be more compassionate and kind exists in all of us. If humans are fundamentally good, why do we engage in acts of great cruelty? If we are evil, why do we sometimes help others at a cost to ourselves? Whether humans are good or evil is a question that has plagued philosophers and scientists for as long as there have been philosophers and scientists. Many argue that we are fundamentally selfish, and only the rules and laws of our societies and our own relentless efforts of will can save us from ourselves. But is this really true? Abigail Marsh is a social neuroscientist who has closely studied the brains of both the worst and the best among us-from children with psychopathic traits whose families live in fear of them, to adult altruists who have given their own kidneys to strangers. Her groundbreaking findings suggest a possibility that is more optimistic than the dominant view. Humans are not good or evil, but are equally (and fundamentally) capable of good and evil."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
NZAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsh, Abigail
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altruism
  • Psychopaths
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Personality
  • Altruism
  • Personality
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Psychopaths
Label
Good for nothing : from altruists to psychopaths and everyone in between, Abigail Marsh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 261-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013933443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781472137791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)1013933443
Label
Good for nothing : from altruists to psychopaths and everyone in between, Abigail Marsh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 261-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013933443
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781472137791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)1013933443

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