The Science of Sin: The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (And Why They Are So Good for You)

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Three Rivers Press, 2012 - 217 Seiten
An award-winning social psychologist combines modern research and historical anecdotes to make a lighthearted case for living a sinful life, explaining how moderate indulgences in the "deadly" behaviors can have such benefits as higher self-esteem and better social skills. Original. 25,000 first printing.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - JorgeCarvajal - LibraryThing

Easy to read, addictive, well-written, simple, fun, interesting, amazing. There's a lot we can learn about the most demonized parts of natural human behavior. Not only they are not bad or even evil ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - sworsnup - LibraryThing

It’s very interesting to consider the “deadly” sins to be…not so deadly. This book looks at the 7 Deadly Sins from a psychological point of view instead of a religious one without all that guilt! Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Introduction
7
Eat Drink and Be Merry Smart
39
Buying Happiness Hard Work
63
Slow Lazy and Asleep Wins the Race
87
The Positive Negative Emotion
115
Envy How Wanting What Others
139
Pride That Which Cometh Before Quite
159
Just When You Thought There
185
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2012)

SIMON M. LAHAM, PhD, is a social psychologist whose research focuses on the psychology of morality.  He received his PhD at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and is currently a lecturer in psychological science at the University of Melbourne.

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