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The Pleasure Instinct

The Pleasure InstinctWhy We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure ... more

Product Details

  • ISBN 9780471619154
  • Imprint Wiley
  • Category Science

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Overview

An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure

From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things of beauty, this book embarks on an intriguing and accessible exploration of the purpose of pleasure in our lives and in human history. How did pleasure evolve and why? How does it develop in children? How does the pursuit of pleasure play a critical role in brain development? The Pleasure Instinct explores everything we need to know about our urge to feel good.