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, subsequently, are designed not simply to hunt and collect, but additionally to assist us get forward socially, usually by way of 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 learn 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 laborious for us to suppose clearly about our nature and the explanations for our conduct. The goal 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 all the pieces is clearly seen, we will work to raised perceive ourselves: Why will we chuckle? Why are artists horny? Why will we brag about journey? Why will we choose to talk slightly than pay attention? Our unconscious motives drive extra than simply our non-public conduct; in addition they infect our honored social establishments akin to 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 typical political debates, main one to query the legitimacy of those social establishments, and of normal 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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