El yo evolutivo: Una psicologia para un mundo globalizado

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An attempt to transcend evolutionary determinism, this perceptive book offers suggestions for breaking the control of genetically programmed behaviors, such as being obsessed with food or sex, which threaten, instead of further, survival. The proposed solution is to concentrate on stimulating activities that make one feel in tune with the surrounding world and free from cultural illusions, thus helping reduce oppression, exploitation, and injustice.

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Overview

An attempt to transcend evolutionary determinism, this perceptive book offers suggestions for breaking the control of genetically programmed behaviors, such as being obsessed with food or sex, which threaten, instead of further, survival. The proposed solution is to concentrate on stimulating activities that make one feel in tune with the surrounding world and free from cultural illusions, thus helping reduce oppression, exploitation, and injustice.

Un intento a trascender el determinismo de la herencia evolutiva, este libro perceptivo ofrece sugerencias para romper el control de los comportamientos genéticamente programados, como las obsesiones con la comida o el sexo, los cuales amenazan, en vez de avanzar, la supervivencia. La solución, según el autor, es concentrarse en actividades estimulantes que le hagan sentirse a uno equilibrado con el mundo que le rodea y liberado de ilusiones culturales al fin de ayudar reducir la opresión, la explotación o la injusticia.

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This title aims to provide "a deeper understanding of the direction in which life on earth has been going, and hence a clearer sense of what the meaning of one's own life might be." The author believes that becoming an active, conscious part of the evolutionary process can give our lives meaning and joy. In fact, the fate of humanity in the next millennium depends on the kind of selves we become today. An interesting feature of this book is the space provided at the end of each chapter for readers to jot down their thoughts about the issues covered, though libraries might find this problematic. Csikszentmihalyi goes beyond the psychobabble and traces human behavior from the beginning of time and shows with great clarity why we do the things we do. Recommended for libraries with a solid psychology collection. [LJ 11/19/93]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788472456662
  • Publisher: Kairós, Editorial S.A.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a professor and dean of psychology at the University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago.

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