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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

by Robert M. Sapolsky,
Psychology Today, May 17, 2017

Behave should be required reading for anyone – and everyone – interested in why human beings believe what they believe and do what they do. A door-stopper of a book, which may well take all summer to read, Behave is breathtaking in the depth and breadth of the subjects it tackles (including, but by no means limited to, neurobiology, genetics. sociobiology, prenatal sex differences, adolescence, hunter-gatherer societies, empathy, altruism, “us versus them,” war and peace, and free will) and the multi-disciplinary knowledge that Robert Sapolsky (a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant,” and the author of A Primate’s Memoir, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, and The Trouble With Testosterone) brings to them.


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