A Book About Love by Jonah Lehrer

By Jonah Lehrer

“Jonah Lehrer has much to provide the world….The e-book is attention-grabbing on approximately each page….Good writers make writing glance effortless, yet what humans like Lehrer do isn't effortless at all.” —David Brooks, The big apple instances ebook Review

Science author Jonah Lehrer explores the mysterious topic of love.

Weaving jointly clinical experiences from medical psychologists, longitudinal stories of wellbeing and fitness and happiness, ancient money owed and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of on-line relationship websites, Jonah Lehrer’s A publication approximately Love plumbs the main mysterious, such a lot formative, most crucial impulse governing our lives.

Love confuses and compels us—and it will possibly smash and outline us. It has encouraged our best poetry, outlined our societies and our ideals, and governs our biology. From the best way babies connect to their mom and dad, to the way in which we fall in love with someone else, to the way in which a few discover a love for God or their pets, to the way in which we take note and mourn love after it ends, this booklet makes a speciality of study that makes an attempt, even in glancing methods, to accommodate the long term and the standard. the main harmful delusion of affection is that it’s effortless, that we fall into the sensation after which the sensation looks after itself. whereas we will be able to simply degree the dopamine that factors the preliminary emotions of “falling” in love, the partnerships and devotions that final a long time or longer stay a secret. This ebook is ready that secret. Love, Lehrer argues, isn't equipped exclusively on overwhelming ardour, yet, fascinatingly, on a suite of talents to be cultivated over a life-time.

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65 Ainsworth labeled this category of response “resistant” attachment, since the children seemed to resist the comfort of their caregivers. ”66 Such variation isn’t surprising. Human nature is a bell curve, every behavior exhibiting a spectrum of differences. ”69 These moms engaged in constant baby-talk and expressed more interest in the infant mind. When asked about their child, their answers were far more detailed, entertaining, and emotive. The highly sensitive mother is “able to see things from B’s [the baby’s] point of view,” Ainsworth wrote.

The children were invited to spend four weeks at a summer camp on the University of Minnesota campus. Like the preschool, this immersive setup allowed the scientists to gather an unprecedented amount of data as they watched the children play soccer and softball, swim in the pool, and work together on art projects. Once again, the results were a stark reminder that attachment has lasting consequences. Children with secure attachments to their parents generally showed much higher levels of “social competence,” better able to develop and maintain relationships with other kids at the camp.

If she was going to really understand the mother-child bond, then she needed to find a way to calculate its strength. After two years in Africa, Ainsworth followed her husband for the final time, settling in Baltimore. ) Ainsworth accepted a position as a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, working in the same department that Watson had once chaired. 61 The task was a twenty-minute melodrama of science, a scripted play unfolding in eight distinct scenes. In the first scene, a mother and her one-year-old baby are introduced to a new room, filled with toys.

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