9780198570240

Why only humans weep Unravelling the mysteries of tears

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198570240

  • ISBN10:

    0198570244

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Ad Vingerhoets is one of the few scientists in the world to have studied crying. He examines in Why only humans weep which claims about crying are scientifically tenable - which are fact and which are fiction? Though a psychologist, he doesn't just restrict himself to the current psychological literature, but also explores work in evolutionary biology, neurosciences, theology, art, history, and anthropology to provide an integrated perspective on thiscomplex phenomenon. Written throughout in an academically accessible style, this book is groundbreaking in contributing to a modern scientific understanding of crying. It will have broad appeal to psychologists, philosophers, biologists, and anthropologists.

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