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The Resource What makes a hero? : the surprising science of selflessness, Elizabeth Svoboda

What makes a hero? : the surprising science of selflessness, Elizabeth Svoboda

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What makes a hero? : the surprising science of selflessness
Title
What makes a hero?
Title remainder
the surprising science of selflessness
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Svoboda
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An entertaining investigation into the biology and psychology of why we sacrifice for other people. Researchers are now applying the lens of science to study heroism for the first time. How do biology, upbringing, and outside influences intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage this behavior in corporations, classrooms, and individuals? Using dozens of fascinating real-life examples, Elizabeth Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do good for others, how going through suffering is linked to altruism, and how acting heroic can greatly improve your mental health. She also reveals the concrete things we can do to encourage our most heroic selves to step forward. It's a common misconception that heroes are innately predisposed to be selfless and altruistic. Svoboda shows why it's not simply a matter of biological hardwiring and how anyone can be a hero by tapping into the inherent qualities we all share."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Svoboda, Elizabeth
Dewey number
155.2/32
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.H4
LC item number
S86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altruism
  • Courage
  • Heroes
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Personality
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Label
What makes a hero? : the surprising science of selflessness, Elizabeth Svoboda
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Can anyone become a hero? -- Theory. In the gene? ; The economics of unselfishness ; Mental blocks against heroism ; Inner focus and compassionate action ; Suffering and heroism ; Helping, health, and happiness ; The scientific search for altruism -- Practice. Heroes in training ; Corporate heroes ; Real-life superheroes ; Taking the hero challenge ; Cultivating a heroic life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781591845287
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn834393171
Label
What makes a hero? : the surprising science of selflessness, Elizabeth Svoboda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-225)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Can anyone become a hero? -- Theory. In the gene? ; The economics of unselfishness ; Mental blocks against heroism ; Inner focus and compassionate action ; Suffering and heroism ; Helping, health, and happiness ; The scientific search for altruism -- Practice. Heroes in training ; Corporate heroes ; Real-life superheroes ; Taking the hero challenge ; Cultivating a heroic life
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781591845287
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn834393171

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