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The Resource How compassion made us human : the evolutionary origins of tenderness, trust and morality, Penny Spikins

How compassion made us human : the evolutionary origins of tenderness, trust and morality, Penny Spikins

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How compassion made us human : the evolutionary origins of tenderness, trust and morality
Title
How compassion made us human
Title remainder
the evolutionary origins of tenderness, trust and morality
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Penny Spikins
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Language
eng
Summary
Our capacity to care about the wellbeing of others, whether they are close family or strangers, can appear to be unimportant in today's competitive societies. However, in this volume Penny Spikins argues that compassion lies at the heart of what makes us human. She takes us on a journey from the earliest stone age societies two million years ago to the lives of Neanderthals in Ice Age Europe, using archaeological evidence to illustrate the central role that emotional connections had in human evolution. Simple acts of kindness left to us from millions of years ago provide evidence for how socia
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Spikins, Penny
Dewey number
155.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF698.95
LC item number
.S65 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Evolutionary psychology
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Evolutionary psychology
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How compassion made us human : the evolutionary origins of tenderness, trust and morality, Penny Spikins
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Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
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Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Foreword; PART ONE: THE MYSTERY; Prologue; Chapter One -- Origin Stories; Chapter Two -- The Killer Ape?; Chapter Three -- A Prehistory of Compassion; PART TWO: THE STRANDS OF EVIDENCE; Chapter Four -- Our Inner Ape?; Chapter Five -- Minds Preserved in Stone; Chapter Six -- Small Things Forgotten; Chapter Seven -- The Darkest Depths: When People SeemLike Mere Objects; Chapter Eight -- Why Be Kind? Love, Morality and WhySmall Things Matter; PART THREE: A NEW STORY; Chapter Nine -- The Path Less Travelled; Chapter Ten -- How Did It Feel to Live in the Palaeolithic?
  • Conclusions -- A Return to the Cavenotes
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911032889
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online
Isbn
9781473860186
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(OCoLC)911032889
Label
How compassion made us human : the evolutionary origins of tenderness, trust and morality, Penny Spikins
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Foreword; PART ONE: THE MYSTERY; Prologue; Chapter One -- Origin Stories; Chapter Two -- The Killer Ape?; Chapter Three -- A Prehistory of Compassion; PART TWO: THE STRANDS OF EVIDENCE; Chapter Four -- Our Inner Ape?; Chapter Five -- Minds Preserved in Stone; Chapter Six -- Small Things Forgotten; Chapter Seven -- The Darkest Depths: When People SeemLike Mere Objects; Chapter Eight -- Why Be Kind? Love, Morality and WhySmall Things Matter; PART THREE: A NEW STORY; Chapter Nine -- The Path Less Travelled; Chapter Ten -- How Did It Feel to Live in the Palaeolithic?
  • Conclusions -- A Return to the Cavenotes
Control code
911032889
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473860186
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911032889

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