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

Laham, Simon M. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9780307719348
  • ISBN: 0307719340
  • Description: 217 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2012.

Available copies

  • 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Note: 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.