Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Science of Consequences

Actions have consequences--and being able to learn from them revolutionized life on earth. It comes in mighty handy for everyday life too. Some consequences get learned the hard way, while others are taught, or come naturally. While it's easy enough to see that consequences are important, few have heard there's a science of consequences, with principles that affect us every day and applications everywhere. Ten years in the making, The Science of Consequences tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics. Taking an inclusive "systems" approach, Susan Schneider draws together research lines from many scientific fields to tell a tale that's epic in scope. more

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