Monday, May 14, 2012
I like this book because it examines 3 major influences on our human behavior, so we are not merely stuck on an one-way track. It looks at a person's genes, experiences and evolution are how these factors shape our emotional and social natures. It looks at specific case studies throughout history. Smoller has made of point of not writing an encyclopedia of psychology, and though there are times when the text is quite technical, I did not feel lost in it. I recommend this book for anyone who is interesting in human psychology and behavior.