Base Instincts

Author: Jonathan H. Pincus
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393323238
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A neurologist journeys into the minds of serial killers and other violent criminals to determine what triggers the violent instinct and actions, linking violent criminal behavior to a combination of a brain predisposed to neurologic damage and mental illness with an abusive environment that permanently damages the developing brain. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Base Instincts

Author: Larissa Ione
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
ISBN: 1626493081
Format: PDF, ePub
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As a Seminus demon, Raze’s life literally depends on having sex with females. The problem is that he doesn’t desire females, and it’s physically impossible for him to be with males. Thankfully, he and his best friend, Fayle, have an arrangement that keeps him alive . . . if lonely. He finds some solace in his work as a medic at Thirst, a vampire club known for its rough clientele. But his carefully structured world turns upside down when he meets a mysterious male who makes him want what he can never have. Slake is an assassin used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Raze. But he also wants to earn back the soul he sold when he was a much different demon. All he has to do is capture a runaway succubus named Fayle and hand her over to her family. What he doesn’t count on is being caught himself by a web of lies—and his attraction to Raze. Raze and Slake must navigate a dangerous world to be together. But as Fayle’s jealousy of their relationship turns deadly, they find themselves embroiled in a battle not only for their love, but their lives and souls.

Basic Instincts

Author: Pete Lunn
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Books Limited
ISBN: 9780462099637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Human instincts are surprisingly sophisticated and subtle, having adapted over generations of trading with each other. Understanding how these instincts work can not only change the way you think about your own affairs, it can alter how you think about a whole range of economic and business issues (from what constitutes a fair salary to the impact of globalisation).A new breed of economists - known as behavioural economists - has started to observe economic life more closely. This book reveals the fascinating results of their studies . Human instincts have long been ignored by traditional economics, but they are crucial factors in major economic decisions, and hence important for our futures. This engaging book is about those human instincts and how the study of them has begun to change fundamentally the science of economics and our own behaviour in today's world

Transmutations alchemy in Art

Author: Lawrence Principe
Publisher: Chemical Heritage Foundation
ISBN: 9780941901321
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Alchemy made important contributions to the development of modern science while firing popular imagination so strongly that portrayals of the alchemist at work pervaded the arts. The more celebrated goals of alchemy, like transmutation of base metals into gold, still tease and tantalize. This book offers a thoughtful look at the role of the alchemist in the 17th and 18th centuries, as depicted in a selection of paintings from the Eddleman and Fisher Collections housed at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Base Instinct

Author: Fallen Kittie
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517199302
Format: PDF
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When Kingsley Hastings turns up at the Blacks' door following his father's funeral, he unearths Melissa Black's bittersweet memories and dormant desires.

The Third Basic Instinct

Author: Alex S. Key
Publisher: Booksurge
ISBN: 9781439245057
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Winner of independent publisher awards, The Third Basic Instinct is a one-of-a-kind journey into the mind and religion, using basic instincts to shed new light on human emotions and motivation

The Compassionate Instinct The Science of Human Goodness

Author: Dacher Keltner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393076851
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Leading scientists and science writers reflect on the life-changing, perspective-changing, new science of human goodness. In these pages you will hear from Steven Pinker, who asks, “Why is there peace?”; Robert Sapolsky, who examines violence among primates; Paul Ekman, who talks with the Dalai Lama about global compassion; Daniel Goleman, who proposes “constructive anger”; and many others. Led by renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner, the Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California in Berkeley, has been at the forefront of the positive psychology movement, making discoveries about how and why people do good. Four times a year the center publishes its findings with essays on forgiveness, moral inspiration, and everyday ethics in Greater Good magazine. The best of these writings are collected here for the first time. A collection of personal stories and empirical research, The Compassionate Instinct will make you think not only about what it means to be happy and fulfilled but also about what it means to lead an ethical and compassionate life.

Managing the Human Animal

Author: Nigel Nicholson
Publisher: Texere Publishing
ISBN:
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Time and time again, managers have tried to eliminate hierarchies, office politics, interdepartmental rivalry and such like - but to no avail. Why? The new science of evolutionary psychology says such managers are working against human nature.

Understanding Violence

Author: Elizabeth Kande Englander
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135656762
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What impels human beings to harm others--family members or strangers? And how can these impulses and actions be prevented or controlled? Heightened public awareness of and concern about what is widely perceived as a recent explosion of violence, on a spectrum from domestic abuse to street crime to terrorism has motivated behavioral and social scientists to cast new light on old questions. Many hypotheses have been offered. In this book Elizabeth Kandel Englander sorts, structures, and evaluates them. She draws on contemporary research and theory in varied fields--clinical and social psychology, sociology, criminology, psychiatry, social work, neuropsychology, behavioral genetics, and education--to present a uniquely balanced, integrated, and readable summary of what we currently know about the causes and effects of violence. Throughout, she emphasizes the necessity of distinguishing among different types of violent behavior and of realizing that nature and nurture interact in human development. There are no simple answers and many well-accepted "facts" must be challenged. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Understanding Violence will be welcomed by all those concerned with violent offenders and their victims, and by their students and trainees. New chapters discuss: *biological and psychological factors in violence; *developmental and social learning factors in violence; and *youth violence, including gang conflicts and school shootings. New coverage includes recent research on: *children's use of violent video games and their relationship to violent or aggressive behavior--alcohol use and violence, and the role of alcohol and drugs in violent crime; *the types and causes of sexual assault; *spousal homicide, child abuse, and physical punishment; and *social and cultural factors in violence. Updated statistics on frequencies and types of violent crimes are also incorporated.

Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399529207
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The classical study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.