Praise for "Evil Genes"
"A fascinating scientific and personal exploration of the roots of evil, filled with human insight and telling detail."
--Steven Pinker, author "The ""Better Angels of Our Nature "and "How the Mind Works"
Praise for "Cold-Blooded Kindness"
"Riveting and disturbing.... Barbara Oakley is to be commended upon looking so hard, and so closely, at the motives, in some, that underlie acts of 'kindness' and 'altruism'--suggesting that things are not always as they appear, and the phrase 'killed with kindness' springs from the absolute bedrock of folk wisdom."
--Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award winner
Praise for "Pathological Altruism"
"What a wonderful book! This is one of the few books in evolutionary biology I've read in the past ten years that taught me something completely new."
--Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Pellegrino University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
"This unique volume manages the impressive feat of pulling together the best research from psychology, genetics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and law on well-meaning but ultimately harmful forms of self-sacrifice. It will forever change the way you look at altruism."
--Sharon Begley, Science Editor, "Newsweek", and author of "Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain"show more