What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.
overall, I enjoy Jordan Peterson's lectures and discussions on YouTube. the book itself is okay. I thought the first chapter was interesting when he was discussing lobsters and some of his work. However, the book became boring from chapter 2 until chapter 11 because he mostly spoke of philosophical thoughts with very little in the way it could relate to my life. I really enjoy chapter 11, 12,, 13, and 14 because it was more on scientific theory. basically, I listen to chapter 1 through chapter 10 in three weeks , but chapters 11 through 15 was finished in two days.
Do you make your own choices or have circumstances beyond your control already decided your destiny? For thousands of years, this question has intrigued and perplexed philosophers, scientists, and everyone who thinks deliberately about how they choose to live and act. For if free will makes us accountable for our choices, does the opposite hold true, that determinism absolves us of responsibility?
I believe the teaching series gave a fair and introductory overview of Free Will, determinism, campatiblism, and determinism. I feel the instructor leans towards determinism but at the same time, it seems as if science is on determinism side.
"I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla," writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist's coming-of-age in remote Africa. An exhilarating account of Sapolsky's twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate's Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti-for man and beast alike.
I enjoyed the stories and research on the baboons which I could feel and understand his passion for the primates. However, I didn’t care for his personal adventures that filled half of the book.
Renowned psychologists describe the most useful insights from social psychology that can help make you "wise": wise about why people behave the way they do, and wise about how to use that knowledge in understanding and influencing the people in your life. When faced with a challenge, we often turn to those we trust for words of wisdom. Friends, relatives, and colleagues - someone with the best advice about how to boost sales, the most useful insights into raising children, or the sharpest take on an ongoing conflict.
Overall, I enjoyed the book until the last 90 minutes. The author focused on climate change and if you do not believe in climate change, you are a science denier and you do not have rational thought. I do not believe it is helpful once you start labeling one side and calling them unwise. I do believe in climate change, however, I do not feel calling the other side names is extremely helpful when debating the issue.
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Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the 20-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics.
I agree with most of the reviews that the book is filled with scientific verbiage, therefore, if you Forget a Scientific term, you may struggle to understand the rest of the chapter. I did find the studies on cancer and aging intriguing. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a basic understanding of epi-genetics.
Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.
over the past seven years, I have read and listen to the book five different times. I truly enjoy reviewing and learning about social intelligence so I can implement it in my life.
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