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Human Instinct By Robert Winston Human Instinct From caveman to modern man Few people doubt that humans are descended from the apes fewer still consider let alone accept the psychological implications But in truth man not only looks moves and b
  • Title: Human Instinct
  • Author: Robert Winston
  • ISBN: 9780553814927
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • Human Instinct By Robert Winston From caveman to modern man Few people doubt that humans are descended from the apes fewer still consider, let alone accept, the psychological implications But in truth, man not only looks, moves and breathes like an ape, he also thinks like one.Sexual drive, survival, competition, aggression all of our impulses are driven by our human instincts They explain why a hFrom caveman to modern man Few people doubt that humans are descended from the apes fewer still consider, let alone accept, the psychological implications But in truth, man not only looks, moves and breathes like an ape, he also thinks like one.Sexual drive, survival, competition, aggression all of our impulses are driven by our human instincts They explain why a happily married man will fantasize about the pretty, slim, young woman sitting across from him in the tube and why thousands of people spend their week entirely focused on whether their team will win their next crucial match.But how well do our instincts equip us for the twenty first century Do they help or hinder us as we deal with large anonymous cities, stressful careers, relationships and the battle of the sexes In this fascinating book, Robert Winston takes us on a journey deep into the human mind Along the way he takes a very personal look at the relationship between science and religion and explores those very instincts that make us human.
    Human Instinct By Robert Winston The ABCs of Human Instincts Exploring your mind Aug , According to these approaches, human instincts can be divided into Life instincts These include the sexual instinct and the fight or flight impulses They re generally equitable to the Pleasure instincts Their objective is to provide the highest level of well being to the human being and The Human Instinct The Human Instinct How We Evolved to Have Reason Apr , In The Human Instinct, he rejects the idea that our biological heritage means that human thought, action, and imagination are pre determined, describing instead the trajectory that ultimately gave us reason, consciousness and free will A proper understanding of evolution, he says, reveals humankind in its glorious uniqueness one foot planted firmly among all of the creatures we ve Can Human Instincts Be Controlled bio.utexas Like all animals, humans have instincts, genetically hard wired behaviors that enhance our ability to cope with vital environmental contingencies Our innate fear of snakes is an example Other instincts, including denial, revenge, tribal loyalty, greed and our urge to procreate, now threaten our very existence. Human Instinct How Our Primeval Impulses Shape Our Modern In Human Instinct,which accompanies a BBC television series, Robert Winston takes us to the forefront of modern science, exploring our instincts and gaining a deeper insight into the wonderful complexity of human nature. Instinct Human needs WHAT ARE THEY Psychology Today There are only three human needs and they are our basic instincts They facilitate our existence through survival i.e existence as an individual or through the generations i.e existence Basic Instincts Which Dominates You and How It Shapes There are three basic instincts that drive human behavior Self Preservation SP Self preservation is the drive to preserve the body, the life, and the functions of the body. Top Human Reflexes and Natural Instincts Listverse Everyone in the world holds an inherent set of instinctive behaviors Some of the behaviors include a collection of reflexes Scientists continue to examine the purpose of these instincts and develop hypotheses on their function Many of the instincts remain an evolutionary mystery. What are the basic instincts of humans Quora Jun , Like all animals, humans have instincts, genetically hard wired behaviors that enhance our ability to cope with vital environmental contingencies Our innate fear of snakes is an example Other instincts, including denial, revenge, tribal loyalty, greed and
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    1. Robert Winston

      The Right Honourable Professor The Lord Robert Maurice Lipson Winston

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    1. a very accessible and broad account of the evolution of human nature , but he completely ruins it by saying at the end something stupid like, but we can never fully understand the universe, there will always be some mystery which we must attribute to divine cause He is Lord Professor Robert Winston of Imperial College London, how can he spend an entire chapter splurging out such crap guess what he s Jewish and prays to God Nuff said I have lost all respect for him as a scientist.


    2. Engagingly written book on how some of our human behaviour is explained through how we have evolved It doesn t pretend to know all the answers, but looks at our historical roots as well as abnormal and less desirable behaviour, and how they could provide an advantage The last chapter seemed to fit less well with the rest of the book though.



    3. An adequate and broad popular science introduction to evolutionary psychology by a well known UK professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician Lord Winston which unfortunately descends into mushy religious apologetics at the end.


    4. After a matter of 5 years I finished this book It takes time to digest As the author said superficially it is science, but it is not so sure in a deeper sense The description of the link of genes to human and animal behaviour is really fantastic But is not so enjoyable as after all there are lots of knowledge that one needs to grasp hold of before reading further So each time I can go through only a few pages, and sometimes putting it down for weeks or months The attempt to incorporate religion [...]


    5. Robert Winston chose a fascinating and provocative topic This book takes a wide ranging cross section of current scientific understanding in this area and compiled into one 400 page book Given such a diverse selection of sub topics there s many glancing mentions of studies without speak of sample sizes or peer review, so it s very hard to put a lot of faith in the conclusions drawn in the book Nonetheless, the book is certainly factual than I expected from a documentary author and certainly con [...]


    6. This book is a great introduction to evolutionary psychology without much of the academic gargon which usually comes with the subject At least it was until the last chapter when the author let rip with his religious beliefs Yes its true that science cannot explain everything and in some cases never will That does not mean we can just make stuff up, or use 2000 year old myths, to fill in the gaps 90% great, 10% complete rubbish


    7. While still an interesting read I think I expected of this book It takes a decidedly evolutionary biology view of all things human, which, although scientifically correct, is not my point of view However, his style is great and he has a gift to explain tough things very clearly I look forward to the next book of him to reads and if you want to know about evolutinary biology, this is a great starter


    8. As a comprehensive basic of Evolutionary Psychology, Winston does a very good job It could be one of the best books on our understanding of the life except for the last chapter The last chapter about religion and belief absurdly ruins the value of the book Yet, it is definitely worth reading.


    9. Love it Love it Love it Although I sit between becoming a Christian and a Science thinker, I m beginning to think they can go hand it hand Not because of this book, because it all but calls religion a waste of time It s amazing the way we learn from and adapt from the past, for reasons that are somewhat unexplainable


    10. Gives you an insight into how female and male brains work, how we differ so much from each other, and how these developments take place at such an early stage in our lives Robert delves into freudian philosophy and looks at our ancestory from the Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, to Homo Sapiens Easy to digest and fascinating.


    11. If you like to know the forces inside your brain, shaping your behaviour, this book is fantastic It s fun to read and very insightful.





    12. Very well explained book If you are into the theories of evolution, but need an in dept explanation of what modern science has discovered, this is the book.



    13. Another great read if you have an interest in neuropsychology or evolutionary psychology easy to digest whilst being very informative.




    14. I thought it was an interesting read Learnt a few interesting facts about babies and suchlike But it wasn t really a page turner I think of a dive in and out kind of book.



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