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The Social Animal

by- David Brooks

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The Social Animal (2011) examines a wealth of scientific information that explains what drives human behavior. Our iceberg-like unconscious mind aids us in navigating the environment with split-second judgment, while some inborn characteristics push us to succeed in life. You're both a lot smarter and a lot dumber than you think!

David Brooks is a journalist and political analyst best known for his op-ed columns in the New York Times. He has also written for the New Yorker, Forbes, The Times Literary Supplement, and several other prestigious magazines.

• Human behavior students who wish to discover what makes humans tick
• Skeptics who are interested in whether or if individuals are rational creatures
• Those curious about what factors influence our achievement in life