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Bloom, Paul 1963-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 256 publications in 10 languages and 13,934 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Internet videos  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: P118, 153
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Most widely held works about Paul Bloom
 
Most widely held works by Paul Bloom
How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like by Paul Bloom( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,770 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 )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,436 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
Descartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us human by Paul Bloom( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,310 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
How children learn the meanings of words by Paul Bloom( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 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 acquisition : core readings by Paul Bloom( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 577 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
Language and space by Paul Bloom( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 448 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( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks : Paul Bloom - The Origins of Pleasure( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 226 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
Just babies : the origins of good and evil by Paul Bloom( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 61 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

How children learn the meaning of words by Paul Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion by Paul Bloom( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial call to arms, Against Empathy argues that the natural impulse to share the feelings of others can lead to immoral choices in both public policy and in our intimate relationships with friends and family.Most people, including many policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers, have encouraged us to be more empathetic--to feel the pain and pleasure of others. Yale researcher and author Paul Bloom argues that this is a mistake. Far from leading 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 often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, and draw upon a more distanced compassion. Based on groundbreaking scientific findings, Against Empathy 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 our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from culture and education to foreign policy and war. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and ultimately more moral.Bound to be controversial, Against Empathy shows us that, when it comes to major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our empathetic emotions is often the most compassionate choice we can make
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 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 14 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 6 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
Fundamentals of comparative cognition by Sara J Shettleworth( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buoni si nasce : le origini del bene e del male by Paul Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seal or Sea Lion? by Paul Bloom( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How pleasure works : the new science of why we like what we like
Alternative Names
Bloom, Paul

Paul Bloom Amerikaans psycholoog

Paul Bloom US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Пол Блум

پل بلوم

블롬, 폴 1963-

블룸, 폴 1963-

保羅·布魯姆

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Descartes' baby : how the science of child development explains what makes us humanHow children learn the meanings of wordsLanguage acquisition : core readingsLanguage and spaceLanguage, logic, and concepts : essays in memory of John MacnamaraHow children learn the meaning of wordsHandbook of marketing and society