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Bloom, Paul 1963-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 355 publications in 12 languages and 15,405 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: P118, 401.93
Publication Timeline
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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( )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 3,679 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 and space by Paul Bloom( )

35 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 2,049 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
Language, logic, and concepts : essays in memory of John Macnamara by John Macnamara( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, inspired by the memory of the cognitive psychologist John Macnamara, covers the foundations of language and thought, cognitive and linguistic development, and mathematical approaches to cognition
How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like by Paul Bloom( Book )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating and witty account, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom examines the science behind our curious desires, attractions, and tastes, covering everything from the animal instincts of 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 )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,591 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"--Provided by publisher. -- "From Sigmund Freud to Jean Piaget, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the role of society--and especially parents--to transform babies from little psychopaths 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 Yale, 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."
Language acquisition : core readings by Paul Bloom( )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,346 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 )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,101 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
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as blank moral slates. Many of us take for granted that babies are born selfish and that it is the role of society?and especially parents?to transform them from little sociopaths into civilized beings. In Just Babies , Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing on groundbreaking research at Yale, Bloom demonstrates that, even before they can speak or walk, babies judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; feel empathy and compassion; act to soothe those in distress; and have a rudimentary sense of justice. Still, this innate morality is limited, sometimes tragically. We are naturally hostile to strangers, prone to parochialism and bigotry. Bringing together insights from psychology, behavioral economics, evolutionary biology, and philosophy, Bloom explores how we have come to surpass these limitations. Along the way, he examines the morality of chimpanzees, violent psychopaths, religious extremists, and Ivy League professors, and explores our often puzzling moral feelings about sex, politics, religion, and race. In his analysis of the morality of children and adults, Bloom rejects the fashionable view that our moral decisions are driven mainly by gut feelings and unconscious biases. Just as reason has driven our great scientific discoveries, he argues, it is reason and deliberation that makes possible our moral discoveries, such as the wrongness of slavery. Ultimately, it is through our imagination, our compassion, and our uniquely human capacity for rational thought that we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we were born with, becoming more than just babies. Paul Bloom has a gift for bringing abstract ideas to life, moving seamlessly from Darwin, Herodotus, and Adam Smith to The Princess Bride , Hannibal Lecter, and Louis C.K. Vivid, witty, and intellectually probing, Just Babies offers a radical new perspective on our moral lives. From the Hardcover edition
Against empathy : the case for rational compassion by Paul Bloom( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 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
On anger( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anger looms large in our public lives. Should it? Reflecting on two millennia of debates about the value of anger, Agnes Callard contends that efforts to distinguish righteous forms of anger from unjust vengeance, or appropriate responses to wrongdoing from inappropriate ones, are misguided. What if, she asks, anger is not a bug of human life, but a feature—an emotion that, for all its troubling qualities, is an essential part of being a moral agent in an imperfect world? And if anger is both troubling and essential, what then do we do with the implications: that angry victims of injustice are themselves morally compromised, and that it might not be possible to respond rightly to being treated wrongly? As Callard concludes, “We can’t be good in a bad world.” The contributions that follow explore anger in its many forms- public and private, personal and political- raising an issue that we must grapple with: Does the vast well of public anger compromise us all?
Jedes Kind kennt Gut und Böse wie das Gewissen entsteht by Paul Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Böse Kinder gibt es nicht. Kaum auf der Welt, haben sie schon ein feines Gespür für Gut und Böse. In Langzeitstudien konnte Paul Bloom beobachten, wie die ganz Kleinen bereits Gefühle wie Mitleid, Schuld und Scham zeigen, gutes Verhalten bei anderen belohnen und schlechtes bestrafen. Der renommierte Entwicklungspsychologe der Yale University führt aus, wie sich das angeborene Mitgefühl weiterentwickelt und wie Eltern und Erzieher die natürlichen Anlagen der Kinder zum Guten und ihren Sinn für Gerechtigkeit zur Entfaltung bringen können.>>Ein Muss für alle Eltern und alle sozialwissenschaftlich Interessierten.<<Dan Ariely
Belief & doubt : August 4-October 1, 2006 by Heidi Zuckerman( Book )

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

Sex und Kunst und Schokolade warum wir mögen, was wir mögen by Paul Bloom( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di ka er deBaby : cong er tong fa zhan xue jie du ren xing ao mi by Bu lu mu( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seal or Sea Lion? by Paul Bloom( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 19 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
Il bambino di Cartesio : la psicologia evolutiva spiega che cosa ci rende umani by Paul Bloom( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 18 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populair-wetenschappelijk betoog over de essentie en het belang van genot, met illustratieve voorbeelden
Handbook of marketing and society by Paul N Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Marketing and Society presents the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of scholarly research on how marketing effects 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. Fu
Shi kong de tong li xin : dao de pan duan de pian wu yu li xing si kao de jia zhi by Paul Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ti chu xu duo kai chuang xing de ke xue zheng ju,Dai wo men jian shi suo wei de tong li xin dao di shi shen me
 
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How children learn the meanings of words
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Language and spaceLanguage, logic, and concepts : essays in memory of John MacnamaraHow 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 humanSex und Kunst und Schokolade warum wir mögen, was wir mögenHandbook of marketing and society
Alternative Names
Bloom, Paul

Paul Bloom Amerikaans psycholoog

Paul Bloom psicologo canadese naturalizzato statunitense

Paul Bloom US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Пол Блум

بول بلوم عالم نفس أمريكي

پل بلوم

پول بلوم

블롬, 폴 1963-

블룸, 폴 1963-

ブルーム, ポール

保罗·布鲁姆

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