The Resource When culture and biology collide : why we are stressed, depressed, and self-obsessed, E.O. Smith

When culture and biology collide : why we are stressed, depressed, and self-obsessed, E.O. Smith

Label
When culture and biology collide : why we are stressed, depressed, and self-obsessed
Title
When culture and biology collide
Title remainder
why we are stressed, depressed, and self-obsessed
Statement of responsibility
E.O. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do we do things that we know are bad for us? Why do we line up to buy greasy fast food that is terrible for our bodies? Why do we take the potentially lethal risk of cosmetic surgery to have a smaller nose, bigger lips, or a less wrinkled face? Why do we risk life and limb in a fit of road rage to seek revenge against someone who merely cut us off in traffic? If these life choices are simply responses to cultural norms and pressures, then why did these particularly self-destructive patterns evolve in place of more sensible ones?" "In When Culture and Biology Collide, E.O. Smith explores behaviors that are endemic to contemporary Western society, and proposes new ways of understanding and addressing these problems." "Topics such as drug abuse, depression, beauty and self-image, obesity and dieting, stress and violence, ethnic diversity, and welfare are all used as sample case studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Euclid O
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN298
LC item number
.S55 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 F-912
  • GN 298
NLM item number
S646w 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human biology
  • Human evolution
  • Social change
  • Hominidae
  • Hominidae
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Human Body
  • Social Change
  • Human biology
  • Human evolution
  • Social change
  • Risico nemen
  • Evolutionaire biologie
  • Gedragspatronen
  • Probleemgedrag
  • Sociale verandering
  • Humanbiologie
  • Umwelt
  • Konfrontation
  • Evolution
  • Physiologie
  • Verhalten
Label
When culture and biology collide : why we are stressed, depressed, and self-obsessed, E.O. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intersection of Biology and Culture
  • Road Rage, Stress, and Evolution
  • Beauty, Blepharoplasty, Barbie, and Miss America
  • Fat, Diet, and Evolution
  • Depression, Antidepressants, and Evolution
  • Welfare, Cooperation, and Evolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780813531038
Lccn
2001058682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48544407
  • (OCoLC)ocm48544407
Label
When culture and biology collide : why we are stressed, depressed, and self-obsessed, E.O. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intersection of Biology and Culture
  • Road Rage, Stress, and Evolution
  • Beauty, Blepharoplasty, Barbie, and Miss America
  • Fat, Diet, and Evolution
  • Depression, Antidepressants, and Evolution
  • Welfare, Cooperation, and Evolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780813531038
Lccn
2001058682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48544407
  • (OCoLC)ocm48544407

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