Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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 Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

Blog Introduction: Kindle Edition reprint of New York Times Bestseller. A renowned primatologist and one of 4 scientists to observe the chimpanzees of Tanzanian for 2 years reveals what wild animals can teach us about our behavior.

If you’ve ever wished you could read people’s minds, Robert Sapolsky has some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that humans are probably more predictable than you think—and not just in a “What will he do next?” sort of way. For example, your aching back may ease as soon as your boss leaves the room because his very presence undermines your sense of control and inspires anxiety. But there’s more. We also know quite a bit about why people do what they do and how those reasons have changed over time—particularly when it comes to cooperation, conflict, morality, and religion—and why some of us (including YOU) behave badly far more often than we would like to admit. These are the insights that arise from studying humans within the context of our animal cousins—quite literally putting our best and worst behavior under the microscope.

In Behave, renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers readers a completely original perspective on the science of human behavior. Combining cutting-edge findings from evolutionary biology with insights from anthropology, psychiatry, primatology, archaeology, biology, and economics, Sapolsky builds on what we know about apes to provide surprising answers to some of humankind’s deepest questions about aggression vs. altruism; rank vs. equality; sexism vs. partnership; division vs. cohesion; leadership vs. anarchy; violence vs. compassion; ruthlessness vs.. kindness; sadism vs.. empathy; ideology vs.. pragmatism; and tribalism vs globalism.

With deep insight into what drives humans at their best and worst Behave is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand our species–including yourself–and where we came fromBehaving: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst is a book by Robert M. Sapolsky published in 2017 by Penguin Press which focuses on modern day studies regarding human behavior in light of evolutionary biology and anthropology

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