What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness

What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness

Elizabeth Svoboda


fresh breakthroughs in biology and neuroscience show that the human mind is primed for selflessness. yet how do biology, upbringing, and outdoors affects intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how do we inspire selflessness in corporations, school rooms, and individuals? 

Using dozens of attention-grabbing real-life examples, science journalist Elizabeth Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do strong for others, how dealing with anguish is linked to altruism, and the way appearing generously can greatly enhance our psychological health.

Svoboda argues that it’s a common misconception that heroes are innately destined to be that approach. in truth, someone can be a hero if they’re devoted to constructing their heroic potential.

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