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Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

Nathan H. Lents

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178327
eISBN:
9780231541756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Animals fall in love, establish rules for fair play, exchange valued goods and services, hold “funerals” for fallen comrades, deploy sex as a weapon, and communicate with one another using rich ... More


Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today’s ... More


Introduction: Emotions, Drives, and the Brain

Nathan H. Lents

in Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178327
eISBN:
9780231541756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Human and animal behavior is the product of genetically programmed and environmentally shaped instincts, which have been honed by evolution over millions of years.


The Origins of Schizophrenia

Alan Brown and Paul Patterson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151245
eISBN:
9780231521925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151245.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This book synthesizes key findings on a devastating mental disorder that has been increasingly studied over the past decade: namely, schizophrenia. Advances in epidemiology, translational ... More


Us and Them

Markus Heilig

in The Thirteenth Step: Addiction in the Age of Brain Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172363
eISBN:
9780231539029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172363.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter begins with a discussion of people's lack of sympathy and compassion for the plight of alcohol or drug addicts. It explains how most people think that addiction is self-inflicted and how ... More


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