The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life by Kevin Simler

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Title: The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
Author: Kevin Simler
Category: Psychology
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Lenguage: English
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ISBN10: 9780190495992

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Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, due to this fact, are designed not simply to hunt and collect, but in addition to assist us get forward socially, typically through deception and self-deception. But whereas we could also be self-interested schemers, we profit by pretending in any other case. The much less we find out about our personal ugly motives, the higher – and thus we don’t like to speak and even take into consideration the extent of our selfishness. This is -the elephant in the mind.- Such an introspective taboo makes it exhausting for us to suppose clearly about our nature and the explanations for our conduct. The intention of this e book, then, is to confront our hidden motives instantly – to trace down the darker, unexamined corners of our psyches and blast them with floodlights. Then, as soon as every part is clearly seen, we are able to work to higher perceive ourselves: Why will we snicker? Why are artists attractive? Why will we brag about journey? Why will we want to talk fairly than pay attention? Our unconscious motives drive extra than simply our non-public conduct; additionally they infect our commemorated social establishments resembling Art, School, Charity, Medicine, Politics, and Religion. In reality, these establishments are in some ways designed to accommodate our hidden motives, to serve covert agendas alongside their -official- ones. The existence of massive hidden motives can upend the normal political debates, main one to query the legitimacy of those social establishments, and of ordinary insurance policies designed to favor or discourage them. You received’t see your self – or the world – the similar after confronting the elephant in the mind.

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