The Resource Annoying : the science of what bugs us, Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman

Annoying : the science of what bugs us, Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman

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Annoying : the science of what bugs us
Title
Annoying
Title remainder
the science of what bugs us
Statement of responsibility
Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Two crackerjack science journalists from NPR look at why some things (and some people!) drive us crazy It happens everywhere? offices, schools, even your own backyard. Plus, seemingly anything can trigger it cell phones, sirens, bad music, constant distractions, your boss, or even your spouse. We all know certain things get under our skin. Can science explain why? Palca and Lichtman take you on a scientific quest through psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and other disciplines to uncover the truth about being annoyed. What is the recipe for annoyance? For starters, it should be temporary, unpleasant, and unpredictable, like a boring meeting or mosquito bites Gives fascinating, surprising explanations for why people react the way they do to everything from chili peppers to fingernails on a blackboard Explains why irrational behavior (like tearing your hair out in traffic) is connected to worthwhile behavior (like staying on task) Includes tips for identifying your own irritating habits! How often can you say you're happily reading a really Annoying book? The insights are fascinating, the exploration is fun, and the knowledge you gain, if you act like you know everything, can be really annoying."--
  • "A scientific look at something that affects us all--annoying spouses, car alarms, fingernails on a chalkboard, coworkers, missed planes, bad dreams, dropped calls, bed bugs, even the sounds coming out of everyone else's iPod--while still being humorous, surprising, and helpful"--
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Palca, Joe
Dewey number
612.8
Index
index present
LC call number
QP401
LC item number
.P35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1983-
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Lichtman, Flora
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  • Aversive stimuli
  • Aversion
  • Neuropsychology
  • Discontent
  • Human physiology
Label
Annoying : the science of what bugs us, Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn690090025
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780470638699
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010054046
System control number
(OCoLC)690090025
Label
Annoying : the science of what bugs us, Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn690090025
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780470638699
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010054046
System control number
(OCoLC)690090025

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