Molecula morală: sursa iubirii şi a prosperităţii (2020)

Molecula morală: sursa iubirii şi a prosperităţii Paul J. Zak Anca Bărbulescu Molecula moral sursa iubirii i a prosperit ii Av nd o forma ie de economist dar i studii de neurologie Paul Zak este acela care a descoperit leg tura dintre eliberarea unei molecule oxitocina i comportamentul empatic pe care se bazeaz ncredere
  • Title: Molecula morală: sursa iubirii şi a prosperităţii
  • Author: Paul J. Zak Anca Bărbulescu
  • ISBN: 9789735043063
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
Molecula morală: sursa iubirii şi a prosperităţii Paul J. Zak Anca Bărbulescu Av nd o forma ie de economist, dar i studii de neurologie, Paul Zak este acela care a descoperit leg tura dintre eliberarea unei molecule oxitocina i comportamentul empatic, pe care se bazeaz ncrederea ntre oameni i, n ultim instan , prosperitatea unei societ i Poate c sun simplist, dar aceasta e concluzia unui spectaculos ir de experimente n care Zak aAv nd o forma ie de economist, dar i studii de neurologie, Paul Zak este acela care a descoperit leg tura dintre eliberarea unei molecule oxitocina i comportamentul empatic, pe care se bazeaz ncrederea ntre oameni i, n ultim instan , prosperitatea unei societ i Poate c sun simplist, dar aceasta e concluzia unui spectaculos ir de experimente n care Zak a testat pornirea subiec ilor de a se ncrede n semeni Molecula moral e povestea pasionant a descoperirilor lui Zak i, n acela i timp, o construc ie teoretic seduc toare, n care se nt lnesc biochimia i tiin ele despre om, societate i economie.
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  1. Brian Clegg

    You wait years for a book on empathy and two come out within days But the contrast with Simon Baron Cohen s book could not be greater The Moral Molecule is popular science as rumbustious personal story telling it is a highly enjoyable exploration of Paul Zak s journey from economist to neurobiologist and of his almost obsessive interest in the molecule oxytocin and its influence on trust and empathy in effect on human goodness.Although oxytocin is the star, this is a tale of two molecules, with [...]

  2. Darcy

    This was one of the worst psychology books I ve ever read though I have not read many I had a hard time taking Zak seriously He writes in an almost too casual way, and his experiments seem faulty Instead of doing most of his research in contained environments with multiple subjects, he does most of it on himself at random times It seems as though he already carries a lot of experimenter s bias because he writes as though he is trying to prove current stereotypes about the sexes rather than appro [...]

  3. Gary Schechner

    Interesting read and while i enjoyed the science, I am a bit suspect of the methodology However, I do believe in the power of a hug as Zak suggests.

  4. Justin

    The power of hugs Well, that s the short version, anyway In fact, I got to meet Paul Zak at a panel, and the first thing he did was give me a hug So, the man definitely walks his talk.This is another entry in the recently hot pop neuroscience genre of nonfiction Despite the backlash to neuroscience and the backlash to the backlash, etc I ve always enjoyed these books for what they offer revelations of sometimes rigorous, sometimes sloppy, and always fascinating work on how the brain actually wor [...]

  5. Paige

    It feels like it s been forever since I posted a book review I have been so busy with other things and when I do get a break my focus has been on stuff besides reading Anyway, this book was nothing spectacular I learned something, which is why it got the stars it did Apparently this guy writes for Psychology Today, which is a publication that I have no great respect for If I d known that when I picked it up at the library, I probably wouldn t have bothered Alas it sounded interesting.Was it Well [...]

  6. Lindsay Nixon

    This book has been so fascinating, covering far than I expected and it challenged several lifelong beliefs I had For example, I believed we would have no morality without religion not that you have to be religious to be moral, but that morality was conceptualized by religion That is simply not the case Our DNA is programed for us to act in ways we socially define as moral because that is required for species survival The beginning part about Oxycetocin was also very interesting Zak has a 24 min [...]

  7. Ms.pegasus

    Paul Zak is an unusual combination Economist and neuroscientist His obsessive investigations would crossover into intrusiveness were he not so infectiously enthusiastic He humorously refers to his studies as vampire economics The opening chapter finds him at a wedding, drawing blood samples from the wedding party in order to quantify their increased oxytocin level oxytocin being the moral molecule of the title Does it deserve the epithet, or is this merely excessive hype The scientific basis for [...]

  8. Nelson Zagalo

    Very good storytelling science Paul Zak uses a coloquial approach to talk about his neurosciences discoveries, making it very easy for non specialist to grasp meanings and real implications of what has been discovered Zak knows his works has been highly promoted by the media, thus in this book he does a very good work at debunking misconceptions about the easy solutions presented by the simplified media messages.Oxytocin is the molecule Zak talks about Zak argues, with empirical evidence, that a [...]

  9. Chuck

    This is an excellent book It is easy to read and understand It helps to understand the research that Dr Paul Zak has done on Oxytocin, a chemical that is in our blood and affects our behavior He demonstrates how a surge in this chemical affects how we trust others He states that something as simple as a hug increases ones feeling of happiness, love, and trust It not only increases the trust between individuals, but can increase trust between different tribes and different nations.Makes me think [...]

  10. Fu Sheng Wilson Wong

    He intended to draw a correlation between trust, happiness and morality citing all could be increased with a single hormone oxytocin It is highly doubtful though that a moral person can be a happy person, as a psychopath who gets a kick happiness from killing but is certainly not moral in the eyes of the society A person who thinks twice about helping a stranger trust is not necessarily a bad person immoral , he just wants to ensure the safety of himself as well taking measures from becoming a v [...]

  11. Andrew Smith

    You sort of get the idea pretty quickly with this one, but the book s thesis that human beings are predisposed to empathy and social behaviour is so profound that the evidence is well worth hearing Written in an easy, chatty style, I would give is three and a half stars as a read in itself, but six in terms of its importance It will change the way you think about yourself and other people, and affect your own behaviour on a day to day basis.

  12. Mark

    Probably the most interesting book I ve read all year The author s assertions in areas outside of his immediate expertise are sometimes painfully over generalized and silly, but the core work is fascinating.

  13. Juli

    The most interesting and easiest to follow section of the book was the last chapter Most of the earlier sections are written like a brain dump randomly ordered details printed in the order in which they occurred to the author, making the reading tedious at best.

  14. YHC

    This book is written in a very readable way, means no medical terms to confuse you It surrounded by 2 hormones Oxytocin and testosterone Oxytocin plays a very important role on human s empathy and love affection I have learned that a father of a new born baby would have a lot oxytocin in their blood and the testosterone would drop a lot This would last for long as long as they keep staying with their kids In this book, it brought up a fun experiment that oxytocin could be used as magic loyal ho [...]

  15. Carter

    I want to say this book was ok because I distinctly remember enjoying parts of it but for the life of me it was just not very memorable This may not necessarily be a reflection of the content of the book I read it during a very busy month and primarily in bed right before going to sleep From what I do recall, the book presented what I would describe as a pop psych style introduction to Zak s research I did read several reviews of the book, most of which complained about the seeming lack of appro [...]

  16. Eleanor Cowan

    I know that chemical adjustments, say in the form of anti depression meds, are extremely helpful to innocent sufferers of terrible depression that, unasked for, invades them I also believe that we make moral choices ungoverned by the measure of peptides each of us has in our chemical storehouse Many highly moral people mentally master their impulses and take the high road independent of their chemistry.Eleanor Cowan, Author of A History of a Pedophile s Wife Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writ [...]

  17. yamiyoghurt

    I enjoyed this book much than I expected I would Initially, I was skeptical about how the myriad of human behaviors could be attributed to a few chemicals But minus that, this book proposes an interesting theory and a good snap shot of evolutionary behaviors Am happy I picked up this read.

  18. Bob Nichols

    Zak pits two body chemicals against each other Oxytocin brings people together by promoting good feelings and generating trust Testosterone promotes aggression and wariness, and assertion of self interest It is oxytocin s evil twin The higher the testosterone level, the the oxytocin response is blocked, producing a damping effect on being caring and feeling These two chemicals, Zak writes, dance through our social interactions between cooperation and competition, benevolence and hostility, and [...]

  19. Ria Alexandra

    I would love to see compounding studies from this data using statistical softwareI m sure there would be numerous ways to attribute Oxytocin levels to a wide range of understood communal and societal deficiencies throughout the world as we know it These notions would have an interesting place in criminal law proceedings Is it possible the next thing to be addressed by defense attorneys is an inherent or genetic lack of necessary Oxytocin levels to live in a society successfully I believe science [...]

  20. Fulvia

    As an adlerian psychologist and economist, I have found in Paul J.Zak s studies, a new confirmation of adlerian theory offered by 2 different sciences economy and neuroscience which demonstrated in a multidisciplinary research, the importance of the community feeling, social collaboration, trust and mutual aid for the communities and individuals benefits But all these, don t have to remain in the field of study or theory or for some scientific practitioners, they need to be developed within the [...]

  21. Z

    A fascinating book So much of what we call human nature makes sense to me now Basically, according to Zak, oxytocin is the moral molecule because it is produced as a signal that is it safe to let our guard down and behave in a moral, or pro social wayI like that Zak uses an objective measure the changes in blood levels in oxytocin There is also discussion of things that interfere with oxytocin release autism, abuse, stress, social anxiety disorder none of which make people less moral, but can c [...]

  22. Sharina SM

    If John Lennon said all you need is love then Paul Zak goes one step further by saying all you need is oxytocin The Moral Molecule attempts to answer an evasive question Is there an existing pattern that determines good behavior morality trust and the converse Paul Zak says there is the hormone Oxytocin Several parts of the book felt like a reinforcement of everything we have heard about how hormones affect our moods and hence our behavior But to say that it is the single determining factor for [...]

  23. Sheila

    I picked this book up thinking it was going to be something very different I was looking for insight on how I can use principles from this book when thinking about organizations and culture The premise is really cool, Zak discusses how oxytocin levels result in trusting behavior He discusses his experiments every single one involves drawing blood and then explores populations of people abused, autistic, etc who don t have proper oxytocin receptors and therefore, have social characteristics that [...]

  24. Gerald Kinro

    Why do some people give freely while others are cold hearted Why do some people cheat and steal while others you can trust with your life Why are some husbands faithful than others and why do women tend to be generous than men Zak says it is oxytocin, a chemical manufactured within the body It runs counter to testosterone He points that both are needed in society, but the world would be a better place if we were trusting I found the science behind Zak s theories interesting to read I am not a [...]

  25. Alicia

    Emotions and the link to chemistry, very interesting How did we get to this state of non trusting in the first place How do we reverse course Perhaps hugging is a good start but in our present world where touching has become taboo none so than within our schools and considering the scandals of the priesthood, how do we break through to trust again For many it will be a giant leap The choice is individual, based on experience and desire Clearly we have chosen a fear based attitude as opposed to [...]

  26. Christy Baker

    This was an interesting exploration of the chemical oxytocin and its effects on behavior essentially the author, who started out as an economist but then became trained in bio science to understand what might be biologically at the roots for altruistic trusting and generous kind behavior He examines religion, philosophy, economic theory and describes the many biological chemical studies he performed over the years in his quest to explain human behavior While it was just a tad longer than my inte [...]

  27. Lisa

    An enjoyable science read Just enough science to be intellectual, just enough anecdotal human interest to be fun The basics are that oxytocin, the cuddle hormone, makes for pro social behavior The author examines what behavior releases oxytocin and how it effects behavior after it is released In addition, he comments on how it interacts with testosterone, a rather anti social hormone, and cortisol, the stress hormone The author closes with how we can create a oxytocin filled, trusting, and happ [...]

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