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Author Laham, Simon M.

Title The science of sin : the psychology of the seven deadlies (and why they are so good for you) / Simon Laham.

Publication Info. New York : Three Rivers Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  150 LA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 217 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Lust: bras, benevolence, and better grades -- Gluttony: eat, drink, and be merry, smart, and helpful -- Greed: buying happiness, hard work, and self-reliance -- Sloth: slow, lazy, and asleep wins the race -- Anger: the positive negative emotion -- Envy: how wanting what others have makes you happier, smarter, and more creative -- Pride: that which cometh before quite a lot of good stuff.
Summary Combines modern research and historical anecdotes to make a lighthearted case for living a sinful life, explaining how moderate indulgences in the "deadly" behaviors can have such benefits as higher self-esteem and better social skills.
Subject Pleasure.
Deadly sins -- Psychology.
Vices -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9780307719348
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