Science of Consequences How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World

ISBN-10: 1616146621

ISBN-13: 9781616146627

Edition: 2012

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Description: Children quickly learn that actions have consequences. This elementary lesson is repeated again and again throughout life as we adjust our behaviour according to the reactions they produce in the social natural order. This title tells the story of how something so deceptively simple can help make sense of so much.

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 383
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Consequences and how Nature-Nurture Really Works
Consequences Everywhere
Origins and Definitions
Waltzing Pigeons and Roller-Coaster Fish: Consequences across Species
Getting Stimulated: Sensory Consequences
The Spice of Life: Variety as a Consequence
The Creative Consequence
Taking Advantage of Variety
The Positive Side of Problems
Taking Control
Consequences and Evolution: The Cause that works Backward
Dance of the Balloons
Flexible Instincts
Songbirds
Bugs That Learn
Which Came First?
The Evolution of Consequences
Bird Beaks Pointing the Way: How Consequences Lead Evolution
The Cause That Works Backward
Genes and Consequences
Meet Your Genome
Getting Turned On
The Genetics of Consequences
Interactions Everywhere
What's Inherited-and What Isn't
Epigenetics: New Kid in the Neighborhood
Neuroscience and Consequences
Enrichment on the Brain
Neurons and Connections
Rewarding Chemicals: Dopamine and Its Cousins
Pleasure Centers
The Sky's the Limit: Neuroplasticity and Real-Life Applications
There's a Science of Consequences?
Consequences on Schedule: Simple Principles with Surprising Outcomes
False Consequences
Consequences on Schedule
Work-Based Schedules and the Power of Unpredictability
Consequences on Time
Progress and Perseverance
Making the Most of Schedules
Schedules Everywhere
The Dark Side of Consequences
Shades of Gray
Feelings
Choosing Pain
Aggression
Making Negatives Work-Positively
Choices and Signals
The Matching Game
So What Can the Matching Law Do?
Winning Matches
Getting the Signal
A Smorgasbord of Signals
Of Signal Importance
Pavlov and Consequences: an Essential Partnership
Compensating Reactions and Drug Tolerance
Not All in Your Head: The Placebo Effect and Other Mind-Body Surprises
Getting Emotional
Value, Anticipation, and Learned Consequences
Learned and Unlearned
Observing and Attending
The Many Roles of Attention
Not-So-Simple Observations
Beneath the Radar: Consequences without Awareness
It's Automatic
Observing Others
The Ultimate in Observing: Imitation
Thinking and Communicating
Categories Large and Small
Simple Communication
The Understanding Animal: Simple Language
Human Languages and Its Consequences
Same Word, Different Consequence
Babble On
Language Learning in Real Life
Strictly Private
Making Up the Rules
Language and Biology
Shaping Destinies
Everyday Consequences
Creating Rewards
How We Treat Each Other
Altruism
Shaping the Future
The Challenging Side of Parenting
What Marriage Can Be
Real Self-Esteem
Fighting the Impulse: Self-Control, Anyone?
Detecting Delays
The Disappearing Reward
The Marshmallow and the Kid
Fighting the Impulse: Using What We Know
Taking Charge of Weight
Endangered Species, Undercover Crows, and the Family Dog: Applications for Animals
Animal Companions
At the Zoo: Animal Care the Easy Way
Life at the Zoo
From Endangered Species to Farm Animals
Animals That Save Our Lives
The Rewards of Education and Work
There are No Shortcuts
Consequences in Classroom Management
Maximizing Potential
Successful Programs
More on Motivation
Consequences at Work
Help for Addiction, Autism, and Other Conditions
Churchill's "Black Dog": Depression
Anxiety and Fear
Getting Unhooked: Addiction
Autism
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Drugs or Consequences?
Brief Notes
Consequences on a Grand Scale: Society, the Long Term, and the Planet
Obedience and Disobedience
Overcoming Prejudice
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