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A book about love, Jonah Lehrer

Label
A book about love
Title
A book about love
Statement of responsibility
Jonah Lehrer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer's A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives. Love confuses and compels us--and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it ends, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it's easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of "falling" in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. This book is about that mystery. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime
Action
sr
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
152.4/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.L8
LC item number
L35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A book about love, Jonah Lehrer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Habituation -- Attachment. Interlude: Limerence -- The Abraham Principle -- The marriage plot. Interlude: Divorce -- Moments of grace. Interlude: Love lost -- On memory. Interlude: The opposite of love -- Going on. Coda: Scarcity
Control code
ocn928481046
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 288 pages
Isbn
9781476761398
Lccn
2016288161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928481046
Label
A book about love, Jonah Lehrer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Habituation -- Attachment. Interlude: Limerence -- The Abraham Principle -- The marriage plot. Interlude: Divorce -- Moments of grace. Interlude: Love lost -- On memory. Interlude: The opposite of love -- Going on. Coda: Scarcity
Control code
ocn928481046
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 288 pages
Isbn
9781476761398
Lccn
2016288161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928481046

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