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    Robert M. Sapolsky.
    Summary: Why do we do the things we do? Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky attempts to answer that question as fully as possible, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky starts by examining the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.-- Provided by publisher.

    Contents:
    Introduction
    The behavior
    One second before
    Seconds to minutes before
    Hours to days before
    Days to months before
    Adolescence; or, Dude, where's my frontal cortex?
    Back to the crib, back to the womb
    Back to when you were just a fertilized egg
    Centuries to millennia before
    The evolution of behavior
    Us versus them
    Hierarchy, obedience, and resistance
    Morality and doing the right thing, once you've figured out what that is
    Feeling someone's pain, understanding someone's pain, alleviating someone's pain
    Metaphors we kill by
    Biology, the criminal justice system, and (oh, why not?) free will
    War and peace
    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix 1: Neuroscience 101
    Appendix 2: The basics of endocrinology
    Appendix 3: Protein basics.
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    Books: General Collection (Downstairs)
    QP351 .S27 2017
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