The Moral Molecule

The Moral Molecule

The Source of Love and Prosperity

Book - 2012
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A Revolution in the Science of Good and Evil

Why do some people give freely while others are cold hearted?

Why do some people cheat and steal while others you can trust with your life?

Why are some husbands more faithful than others--and why do women tend to be more generous than men?

Could they key to moral behavior lie with a single molecule?

From the bucolic English countryside to the highlands of Papua New Guinea, from labs in Switzerland to his campus in Souther California, Dr. Paul Zak recounts his extraordinary stories and sets out, for the first time, his revolutionary theory of moral behavior.  Accessible and electrifying,  The Moral Molecule  reveals nothing less than the origins of our most human qualities--empathy, happiness, and the kindness of strangers.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012.
ISBN: 9780525952817
Branch Call Number: 302. 14 ZAK
Characteristics: xix, 235 p. ; 24 cm.

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Mar 25, 2013

Ted Talk - Paul Zak

http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_zak_trust_morality_and_oxytocin.html

happygirl15 Sep 04, 2012

Recommend. For anyone who wants information on how we are hard-wired through biology / chemistry for love, kindness, compassion, etc. I've read parts and intend to reread this book.

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