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Geoffrey F. Miller is an American evolutionary psychologist, serving as an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico who has researched sexual selection in human evolution.
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The Power of Bad
How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It
John Tierney - Jan 05, 2021 (first published in 2019)
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The most important book at the borderland of psychology and politics that I have ever read.--Martin E. P. Seligman, Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at that University of Pennsylvania and author of Learned Optimism Why are we devastated by a word of criticism even when it's mixed with lavish praise? Because our brains are wired to focus on...
Geoffrey Miller
May 19, 2021
Why is FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) so powerful? Journalist @JohnTierneyNYC & psychologist @RoyFBaumeister did a great 2019 book about the origins, functions, & socio-political impact of the 'negativity bias' -- our tendency to focus on bad news over good news      source
The Bitcoin Standard
The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Saifedean Ammous - Apr 24, 2018
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Bitcoin is the newest technology for moneyfind out how it fits in the future.Bitcoin is the digital age's novel, decentralized, and automated solution to the problem of money: accessible worldwide, controlled by nobody. Can this young upstart money challenge the global monetary order? Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologie...
Geoffrey Miller
Apr 03, 2021
@DrHowk @EPoe187 The book 'The bitcoin standard' is pretty good.      source
Breath
The New Science of a Lost Art
James Nestor - May 26, 2020
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability ...
Geoffrey Miller
Feb 26, 2021
@tannerguzy I highly recommend the book 'Breathe'. Recent best seller. Fascinating.      source
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No More Mr Nice Guy
A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
Robert A. Glover - Jan 08, 2003 (first published in 2000)
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Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome" trying too hard to please others while neglecting one's own needs, thus caus...
Geoffrey Miller
Feb 22, 2021
@ClayMillerTime You're welcome. It's such a good book. I think it could help lots of guys (and lots of relationships)      source
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The How of Happiness
A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
Sonja Lyubomirsky - Dec 30, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve "A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment."--Psychology TodayYou see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elemetns of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and eas...
Geoffrey Miller
Jan 21, 2021
@SeanCrutcher3 @jordanbpeterson @BarrettWilson6 Good place to start is @slyubomirsky, e.g. her book      source
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Principles of Microeconomics
Frank - Jan 01, 2018
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Principles of Microeconomics, 7th Edition, provides a deeper understanding of economics by eliminating overwhelming detail and focusing on seven core principles that are reinforced and illustrated through the text.With engaging questions, explanations and exercises, the authors help students relate economic principles to a host of everyday experien...
Geoffrey Miller
Dec 13, 2020
@robkhenderson Economist @econnaturalist did a lot of surveys about this issue back in the day. Fascinating results, covered in his many books.      source
Affective Neuroscience
The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Series in Affective Science)
Jaak Panksepp - Sep 29, 2004 (first published in 1998)
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Some investigators have argued that emotions, especially animal emotions, are illusory concepts outside the realm of scientific inquiry. However, with advances in neurobiology and neuroscience, researchers are demonstrating that this position is wrong as they move closer to a lasting understanding of the biology and psychology of emotion. In Affect...
Geoffrey Miller
Dec 07, 2020
@Barry68141605 Great book. Used chapters from it in my Human Emotions course!      source
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Intellectuals
From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky
Paul Johnson - May 01, 2007 (first published in 1988)
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A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are reveal...
Geoffrey Miller
Sep 02, 2020
@DwightMannsbrdn This is a good (if old) book on the topic      source
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Edward S. Herman - Jan 15, 2002 (first published in 1988)
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In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, t...
Geoffrey Miller
Jul 05, 2020
@GadSaad @KimKardashian @elonmusk Chomsky was wrong about much, but 'Manufacturing Consent' was a brilliant & insightful book that's more relevant than ever to our propaganda-dominated 'democracy'. IMHO.      source
The Blank Slate
The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Steven Pinker - Aug 26, 2003 (first published in 2002)
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“In a work of outstanding clarity and sheer brilliance Steven Pinker banishes forever fears that a biological understanding of human nature threatens humane values.”—Helena Cronin, author of The Ant and The Peacock“A mind blowing, mind openingexpos. Pinker's profoundly positive arguments for the compatibility of biology and humanism are unrivalled ...
Geoffrey Miller
Jul 04, 2020
@AdanChristian @sapinker Awesome book.      source
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The Algebraist
Iain M. Banks - Jun 01, 2006 (first published in 2004)
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It is 4034. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilization. In the meantime, they are dismis...
Geoffrey Miller
Jul 02, 2020
I'm reading this book for the second time & love it so much it hurts. If you want an escape from the mass insanity of 2020, & a vision of a long-term future worth fighting for, read it.      source
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