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Bloom, Paul 1963-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 333 publications in 11 languages and 15,105 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Rock films  Punk films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works about Paul Bloom
 
Most widely held works by Paul Bloom
How children learn the meanings of words by Paul Bloom( )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Paul Bloom, children learn words through sophisticated cognitive abilities that exist for other purposes. These include the ability to infer others' intentions, the ability to acquire concepts, and appreciation of syntactic structure, and certain general learning and memory abilities. The acquisition of even simple nouns requires rich conceptual, social, and linguistic capacities interacting in complex ways." "This book requires no background in psychology or linguistics. Topics include the effects of language on spatial reasoning, the origin of essentialist beliefs, and the young child's understanding of representational art. The book should appeal to general readers interested in language and cognition as well as to researchers in the field."--Jacket
Language, logic, and concepts : essays in memory of John Macnamara by John Macnamara( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and space by Paul Bloom( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of the relationship between natural language and spatial cognition has the potential to yield answers to vexing questions about the nature of the mind, language, and culture. The fifteen original contributions in Language and Space bring together the major lines of research and the most important theoretical viewpoints in the areas of psychology, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience, providing a much-needed synthesis across these diverse domains. Chapters address such questions as: How does the brain represent space? How many kinds of spatial representations are there? How do we learn to talk about space and what role does culture play in these matters? and Should experimental tests of the relations between space and language be restricted to closed-class linguistic elements or must the role of open-class elements be considered as well? Throughout, the authors address areas of agreement and disagreement
How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like by Paul Bloom( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating and witty account, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom draws on insights from child development, philosophy, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to examine the science behind our curious desires, attractions, and tastes, covering everything from the animal instincts for sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From Sigmund Freud to Lawrence Kohlberg, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the parents' role to turn babies into civilized beings who can experience empathy and shame, and override selfish impulses? In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing upon years of original research at his Yale lab, he shows that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; that they act to soothe those in distress; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride, and righteous anger. Yet this innate morality is tragically limited. Our natural strong moral feelings toward those in our own group--same family, same race--are offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put more simply, we are natural-born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that through intelligence and creativity we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we are born with. This erudite yet accessible book will captivate readers of Steven Pinker, Philip Zimbardo, and Robert Wright."--Publisher information
Language acquisition : core readings by Paul Bloom( )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language Acquisition offers, in one convenient reader, work by the most outstanding researchers in each field and is intended as a snapshot of the sort of theory and research taking place in language acquisition in the 1990s. All of the articles and chapters were chosen to reflect topics and debates of current interest, and all take an interdisciplinary approach to language development, relating the study of how a child comes to possess language to issues within linguistics, computational theory, biology, social cognition, and comparative psychology. While there are several introductory texts on language development, and countless collections of articles, this reader provides a comprehensive survey of the questions scientists are asking about language acquisition, the important experimental findings, and the key theoretical debates. It is suitable for students at advanced levels and scholars with a range of different perspectives and interests. The readings are organized into six sections: the onset of language development, word learning, syntax and semantics, morphology, acquisition in special circumstances, and alternative perspectives. Each section serves as an introduction to a specific area and provides sufficient background for further reading
Descartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us human by Paul Bloom( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is forgery worth so much less than an original work of art? What's so funny about someone slipping on a banana peel? When do children start to believe in the afterlife? Why, as Freud once asked, is a man willing to kiss a woman passionately, but not use her toothbrush? And how many times should you baptize a two-headed twin? Descartes' Baby answers the questions you may have never thought to ask about such uniquely human traits as art, humor, faith, disgust, and morality." "In this account of human nature, psychologist Paul Bloom contends that people are natural-born dualists. Even babies have a rich understanding of both the physical and social worlds - of bodies and souls - and they come to see them as distinct. The expect objects to obey principles of physics, and they are startled when things disappear or defy gravity. They can read the emotions of adults and respond with their own feelings of anger, sympathy and joy. Adults too experience this dualist perspective: We see another person as both "a machine made of meat" and as a precious individual with dreams and desires. Using his own studies in developmental psychology and recent research in philosophy of evolutionary biology, art, theology, and neuroscience, Bloom shows how this way of making sense of reality can explain what makes us human. the myriad ways that our dualist perspective, born in infancy, undergoes development throughout our lives and profoundly influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions is the focus of this richly rewarding book."--Jacket
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion by Paul Bloom( Book )

31 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In Against Empathy, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion. Basing his argument on groundbreaking scientific findings, Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions made by individuals and nations--whom to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and whom to imprison--are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With precision and wit, he demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system and from medical care and education to parenting and marriage. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and--yes--ultimately more moral."--Jacket
TEDTalks : Paul Bloom - The Origins of Pleasure( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is an original painting preferred over a known forgery? In this TEDTalk, psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists - that beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is. Bloom points to the fact that erotic attraction to another may vanish upon learning that that person is much older, much younger, or a different gender than originally thought, and that the enjoyment of food depends partly on what it is we believe we're eating
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion by Paul Bloom( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on groundbreaking scientific findings, Paul Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions that individuals and nations make, from who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to put in prison, are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With clear and witty prose, Bloom demonstrates how empathy distorts judgment in every aspect of life, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from culture and education to foreign policy and war. Without empathy, Bloom insists, decisions would be clearer, fairer, and ultimately more moral
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From Sigmund Freud to Lawrence Kohlberg, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the parents' role to turn babies into civilized beings who can experience empathy and shame, and override selfish impulses? In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing upon years of original research at his Yale lab, he shows that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; that they act to soothe those in distress; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride, and righteous anger. Yet this innate morality is tragically limited. Our natural strong moral feelings toward those in our own group--same family, same race--are offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put more simply, we are natural-born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that through intelligence and creativity we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we are born with. This erudite yet accessible book will captivate readers of Steven Pinker, Philip Zimbardo, and Robert Wright
Belief & doubt : August 4-October 1,2006, Aspen Art Museum by Heidi Zuckerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seal or Sea Lion? by Paul Bloom( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the difference between a seal and a sea lion? These "second cousins" of the sea look similar, but there are many ways to tell these creatures apart. From ear shape to the noises they make to communicate, seals and sea lions are amazing creatures with both shared features and many truly unique attributes. They both share an ocean habitat, but when readers take a closer look, it's easy to discover how they each fight off predators, mate, and raise their young in different ways. Captivating full-color photographs help to bring these marvelous mammals to vivid life
Di ka er deBaby : cong er tong fa zhan xue jie du ren xing ao mi by Paul Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il bambino di Cartesio : la psicologia evolutiva spiega che cosa ci rende umani by Paul Bloom( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het geheim van genot : nieuwe inzichten in waarom en hoe we genieten by Paul Bloom( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populair-wetenschappelijk betoog over de essentie en het belang van genot, met illustratieve voorbeelden
Buoni si nasce : le origini del bene e del male by Paul Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of marketing and society by Paul N Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Marketing and Society presents the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of scholarly research on how marketing affects the welfare of society. Drawing on the talents of an outstanding team of contributors, the editors have assembled key reviews, analyses, and perspectives on a broad range of research topics including deceptive advertising, warning labels, trademark infringement, antitrust enforcement, environmental labels, privacy protection, social marketing, and corporate marketing. Each chapter covers a different path through which marketing can affect societal welfare. Future research needs are identified in each chapter in order to help focus marketing thinking and to help marketing practice serve society more effectively
D.O.A. : a right of passage( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brash documentary of the on- and off-stage worlds of punk rock, with interview and concert footage of some of punk rock's earliest bands of the late seventies scene. The film centers around the Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the United States which ended with the group breaking up. It features interview footage (including the famous interview of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in bed), and behind the scenes shots from the tour as well as interviews with audience members who had strong and widely varied reactions to the group
Are you good or evil?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where does our moral instinct from and why do psychopaths seem not to have it? Mel Slater shows a virtual reality test in which people are faced with having to make an unexpected moral decision. Are we born with a moral instinct? At Yale University, Paul Bloom and Karen Wynne are testing babies to see if they are born with any sense of 'good' or 'bad.' Their studies show that about 70% of the babies are drawn towards kindness and empathy. Neurologist Paul Zak is looking for a chemical basis to empathy - he conducts an experiment on footballers to see if their oxytocin levels become raised during a game when they need to bond as a team. His results lead him to refer to oxytocin as the 'moral molecule.' However, the balance between testosterone and oxytocin are also clearly highly important. US Marine officers have to learn to kill, thus going against their natural moral instincts - Leutanant Colonel Joseph Shusko describes how he helps them to condition their minds into a 'combat mindset' and we see the young Marines during training. Serial killers and psychopaths, who seem to have no empathy for others, have been the subject of Robert Hare's research for thirty years; he discusses how he tried to find traits common to all psychopaths. His next question was where these traits came from, was there a genetic factor? Were there genes that linked to violence? The MAO-A gene became known as the 'warrior gene.' Neuroscientist Jim Fallon, during research into his family history, discovered that he fitted the psychopath profile he had outlined and had the 'warrior gene.' However, because of his family environment, the gene was never activated as it might have been had he been raised in an abusive family. Further research showed that the men who were most successful in business had an extremely high level of psychopathology - corporate culture is the ideal place for a psychopath. The court case of Brad Waldroup, who committed a brutal murder, is shown in detail. Waldroup was shown to have the MAO-A gene and a history of child abuse so should he be held responsible for his own acts or not?
 
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How children learn the meanings of words
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Language, logic, and concepts : essays in memory of John MacnamaraLanguage and spaceHow pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we likeLanguage acquisition : core readingsDescartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us humanHandbook of marketing and society
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Bloom, Paul

Paul Bloom Amerikaans psycholoog

Paul Bloom psicologo canadese naturalizzato statunitense

Paul Bloom US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Пол Блум

بول بلوم (عالم نفسي) عالم نفس أمريكي

پل بلوم

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블롬, 폴 1963-

블룸, 폴 1963-

保羅·布魯姆

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