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Free read ¾ The Science of Sin ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ó ❰Epub❯ ➝ The Science of Sin Author Simon M. Laham – Pride lust gluttony greed envy sloth and angerThey’re considered “deadly” because of their capacity to generate other evils  The truth is wElp you win the race ·         Anger makes you open minded ·         Coveting what others have not only makes you creative but bolsters self esteem   So go ahead eat that last cookie and kick back on the couch for a day of TV with your neighbor’s boyfriend from gluttony to greed envy to lust Laham shows how even the deadliest most decadent of vices can make you smart successful and hap. This is a fun lighthearted look at why behaviors we are supposed to think of as sinful may in fact be good and productive Each chapter explores one of the seven deadly sins and its many facets through discussing the often surprising results of numerous psychological experiments and studies There are both productive and unproductive sides to each sin For example we can either use envy to motivate ourselves in a positive way envying a role model to improve ourselves or achieve a goal or in a negativerelative way envying another's car or diamond ring which does not bring happiness when achieved Using anger cautiously in negotiations can be a powerful way to get what you want except in Asia where it will backfire to see yourself with control over your future or even to open your mind to new ideas Who knewAnother entertaining aspect of this book is the descriptions of the creative and strange experiments the scientists devised to test their theories Those poor test subjects were often completely misled as to the object of their participation I confess I found this rather funnyAs the author concludes there is simply no black and white in human behavior and society The sins can work for or against you and the world depending on how you use them I certainly enjoy an irreverent book now and then that uestions traditionally held beliefs whether or not I end up agreeing I think it's perfectly healthy to spend an occasional weekend in sloth being completely lazy or to use greed or envy to get you off that sofa to work hard on your life's goals

Simon M. Laham Ø 8 Free read

Pride lust gluttony greed envy sloth and angerThey’re considered “deadly” because of their capacity to generate other evils  The truth is we all sin and we do it all the time in fact usually several times over before breakfast  But human behavior argues social psychologist Simon Laham is complex than “good” or “evil”  In psychology these sins aren’t considered morally wrong or even unifo. Book #4 for 2014This was a Marta pick for the LHR Society and it was an interesting read uite a lot of it I already knew but there was much that was new to me as well and Laham's style was straightforward without being dry and dull I liked the way this theme was explored and it gave a good perspective on why our culture has latched onto certain evils but not others over the centuriesThis isn't a really in depth science book probably on the level of Psychology Today but I would recommend it to anybody with a casual interest in the psychology of human behavior

Review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Simon M. Laham

The Science of SinRmly bad but are treated rather as complex and interesting psychological states that if indulged wisely can be functional adaptive and lead to a The Science ePUB #186 range of positive effects     The Science of Sin takes on these so called sins one by one and through psychological research shows that being bad can be oh so good for you  Did you know that   ·         Being slow and lazy can h. I picked this book up from my sister's place in Pocatello Her partner had read and it he recommended it The book as its name suggests explains the benefits of the 'seven deadly sins' The author Simon Laham is a psychology professor in Australia He dedicates a chapter to each of the deadlies pride lust gluttony greed envy sloth and anger His argument is that none of the seven are automatically evil In fact a lot of them benefit us in certain ways Laham uses social scientific research evidence and solid critical thinking to explain his point For example people who are justifiably proud tend to be better leaders and harder workers Anger can lead to an approach motivation leading angry people to and higher achievements Envy not the same thing as jealousy can motivate us to strive to accomplish and gain the things we see others have People who eat compared to those that eat less tend to do better on higher order cognitive tasks because there is glucose in their systems for their brains to use as energy Lust leads people to pay attention to their immediate environment and focus on details often leading to better problem solving this is true an even non sexual problemswhen we're turned on we focus on our environment in order to increase our likelihood of scoring This served us well evolutionarily and seems to help with math problems too luckily for us these parts of our brain are very near each other Greed can lead to happiness the kind we can buy such as comfort and toys hard work and greater self reliance And finally slothful people those who don't fill their lives with business and tasks tend to be well rested and this leads to better problem solving Laham's writing is inviting clear and very readable The book isn't very long less than 200 pages of text but with it he makes his argument very well wouldn't it be better to slow down examine the evidence and think about these issues rather than sweepingly and completely dismissing them as bad because we've been told they are sins He extends this argument to the current lists of deadly sins that religious leaders have proposed such as stem cell research and abortion As Laham says wouldn't it be better to talk about these issues think about them and examine them before making a unilateral decision about them as evil