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How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Uk
Publication date June 24, 2010
Pages 304
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781847921437
ISBN-10 1847921434
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $27.40
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: We are attracted, whether we know it or not, to the hidden aspects of things and people. Some teenagers enjoy cutting themselves with razors. Some men pay good money to be spanked by prostitutes. The average Briton spends over a day a week watching television. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents and go to sentimental movies that make them cry. In this revealing and witty account, Paul Bloom examines the science behind these curious desires, attractions and tastes, exploring one of the most fascinating and fundamental engines of human behaviour. Drawing on insights from child development, philosophy, neuroscience and behavioural economics, How Pleasure Works shows how certain universal habits of the human mind explain what we like and why we like it.

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Hardcover
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from Vintage Uk (June 24, 2010)
9781847921437 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $27.40
About: We are attracted, whether we know it or not, to the hidden aspects of things and people.
from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 14, 2010)
9780393066326 | details & prices | 280 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking and thought-provoking new understanding of pleasure, desire, and value.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 20, 2011)
9780393340006 | details & prices | 280 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.95
About: “Engaging, evocative.

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