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The Resource The fear factor : how one emotion connects altruists, psychopaths, and everyone in-between, Abigail Marsh

The fear factor : how one emotion connects altruists, psychopaths, and everyone in-between, Abigail Marsh

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The fear factor : how one emotion connects altruists, psychopaths, and everyone in-between
Title
The fear factor
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how one emotion connects altruists, psychopaths, and everyone in-between
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Abigail Marsh
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eng
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"At fourteen, Amber could boast of killing her guinea pig, threatening to burn down her home, and seducing men in exchange for gifts. She used the tools she had available to get what she wanted, like all children. But unlike other children, she didn't care about the damage she inflicted. A few miles away, Lenny Skutnik cared so much about others that he jumped into an ice-cold river to save a drowning woman. What is responsible for the extremes of generosity and cruelty humans are capable of? By putting psychopathic children and extreme altruists in an fMRI, acclaimed psychologist Abigail Marsh found that the answer lies in how our brain responds to others' fear. While the brain's amygdala makes most of us hardwired for good, its variations can explain heroic and psychopathic behavior. A path-breaking read, The Fear Factor is essential for anyone seeking to understand the heights and depths of human nature"--
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Marsh, Abigail
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Fear
  • Philanthropists
  • Psychopaths
Target audience
general
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The fear factor : how one emotion connects altruists, psychopaths, and everyone in-between, Abigail Marsh
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
vii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781541697195
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2017014787
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(CaOWLBI)pr01286074
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The fear factor : how one emotion connects altruists, psychopaths, and everyone in-between, Abigail Marsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
vii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781541697195
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017014787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01286074

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