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- DescriptionFollow a crawling baby around and you ll see that right from the beginning, thing excites us more than something new and different. Our unique human brains are biologically primed to engage with and even generate velty, from our ancestors first bow and arrow to the latest tablet computer. This neophilia has enabled us to thrive in a world of cataclysmic change, but w, we confront an unprecedented deluge of new things, from products to information, which has quadrupled in the past thirty years and shows sign of slowing. To prevent our great strength from becoming a weakness in today s fast-paced world, we must reconnect with neophilia s grand evolutionary purpose: to help us learn, create, and adapt to new things that have real value and dismiss the rest as distractions. In New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change, Winifred Gallagher, acclaimed behavioral science writer and author of Rapt, takes us to the cutting-edge laboratories and ancient archeological sites where scientists explore our special affinity for velty and change. Although other species can rival our capacity to explore and experiment with the new, we individuals vary in how we balance the conflicting needs to avoid risk and approach rewards. Most of us are moderate neophiles, but some 15 percent of us are diehard neophiliacs, who have an innate passion for new experiences, and ather 15 percent are cautious neophobes, who try to steer clear of them a 1-5-1 ratio that benefits the group s well-being. Wherever you sit on the continuum, New shows you how to use this special human gift to navigate more skillfully through our rapidly changing world by focusing on the new things that really matter.
- Author(s)Winifred Gallagher
- PublisherBrilliance Audio
- Date of Publication17/01/2012
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBrilliance Audio
- Weight68 g
- Width135 mm
- Height188 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsMP3 format
- Running Time402
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