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The Science of Sin characters ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham Read The Science of Sin 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 eve. 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

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The Science of Sin characters ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham Read The Science of Sin 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 happ. 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

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The Science of Sin characters ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham Read The Science of Sin N uniformly bad but are treated rather as complex and interesting psychological states that if indulged wisely can be functional adaptive and lead to a 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 help you. A full executive summary of this book is available here greed gluttony anger sloth envy and pride The seven deadly sins are recognized as an integral part of the Christian and especially the Catholic belief system but their influence in Western culture extends well beyond these realms Indeed even the atheistic among us are likely to regard the seven characteristics perhaps not as sins but at the very least as vices or character flawsNevertheless despite the near universal acknowledgement of the reproachfulness of the seven deadly sins the psychologist Simon Laham takes a very different approach to these so called sins in his new book The Science of Sin The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies and Why They Are So Good for You Indeed as the title suggests Laham maintains that the seven deadly sins are not nearly as bad as they are cracked up to be and in fact the author argues that much good can come of them so long as they are approached in the right wayLaham tackles each sin in order awarding each a separate chapter As a general rule each chapter begins with an explanation of the sin as it was originally conceived and why it was considered to be a sin though there are chapters where the author stints in this regard or leaves such a discussion out altogether and in these cases it is sorely missed Following this we are apprised of how the characteristic or in some cases the emotion that is represented by each sin is regarded by modern psychology Included here is an account of why each characteristic is thought to have evolved in our species in the first place though again the author is sometimes remiss in providing such an explanation much to the chagrin of the interested readerFrom here Laham takes the reader through numerous lab and field experiments to demonstrate that the characteristic or emotion in uestion can indeed lead to positive conseuences For instance lust can trigger us to be helpful and brave gluttony can help us focus on the aesthetic experience of eating which can lead to an enhancement of the culinary experience itself greed can make us persistent and self sufficient anger can motivate us to overcome the obstacles that we face and also prompt us to confront moral transgressors to the betterment of society envy can motivate us to better ourselves sloth can allow us think efficiently and also prompt us to be helpful towards others pride can make us competent and work harder and also give us self esteemThough the author s main point is to outline the positive aspects of the seven deadly sins he does acknowledge that when approached in the wrong kind of way they can indeed backfire on us though again the author could afford to go into much detail here than he does on many occasionsDespite the shortcomings mentioned above there is much of interest to be learned here and the book is well worth the read A full executive summary of the book is available here


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    Read The Science of Sin review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham Simon M. Laham Ò 8 Read Lust gluttony greed sloth anger envy and pride are best known as the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ Sins which all people are guilty of every day Are they really sins though? Do they actually harm people and those around them? These are some of the uestions addressed by social psychologist Simon M Laham PhD in “The Science of

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    [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham Simon M. Laham Ò 8 Read 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

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    [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham Read The Science of Sin In this book Laham reports on a selection of psychological studies relating to each deadly sin This approach provides for some interesting insights but it only allows for a pretty shallow overview of each sin I was hoping for of a deep dive On the whole though I enjoyed Laham's writing and even laughed out loud a few times A worthwhile book

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    [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham Read The Science of Sin Dr Laham deserves credit for pulling together research and showing why the Seven Deadly Sins are adaptive and u

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    [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham A full executive summary of this book is available here greed gluttony anger sloth envy and pride The seven deadly sins are recognized as an integral part of the Christian and especially the Catholic belief system but their influence in Western culture extends well beyond these realms Indeed even the atheistic among us

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    [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham 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

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    [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham When sins become winsSinfully indulge in this irresistible page turner and you'll likely conclude that the seven deadlies aren't so sinful after all In fact that's the author's hope for this book“I want to convince you that not only are the sins complex and interesting psychological states but that if indulged wisely they are l

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    review Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Simon M. Laham [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham 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 o

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    Read The Science of Sin [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham Anyone with the least shred of moral sense recognizes that the “deadly sin” list is at best uestionable Having dismissed it years ago the

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    [The Science of Sin] Download × Simon M. Laham I really found this book fun and entertaining as well as educational The book goes over the seven deadly sins wrath avarice sloth pride lust envy and gluttony and shows the positive sides to themAccording to the book the seven dead

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