Tag Archive | Human Behavior

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Mental Health in Children and Young People by Dr. Sarah Vohra

I think a lot of you have heard by now, http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle that I’ve been speaking out publicly as a voice and an advocate for mental health. Having gone through some serious mental challenges myself over the last several months, which included, depression, anxiety, stress and suicidal thoughts, now that I have “been there and done […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution by David P. Barash

I thought this book was a humorous look at human behavior, evolution, the roles that genes play in our everyday activities. It was a “light enough” book, where I didn’t have to look up every other scientific words to try to understand what the meaning was. But, at the same time, and had good substance […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph Hallinan

http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Why-We-Make-Mistakes-Audiobook/B002V1AASS This was a pretty straightforward book that took a look at the way our brains work, especially when we tend to get a little bit lazy, and began taking shortcuts and jumping to conclusions. Our brains have evolved throughout our history, to detect patterns, therefore becoming more efficient, at picking out trends and predictable […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins

      http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/The-Selfish-Gene-Audiobook/B004QDTA9Y   Author, Richard Dawkins, does an outstanding job in laying out a lot of scientific evidence of why living organisms (humans included) do what they do throughout nature.  Is it a simple matter of survival, or do most living organisms actually undergo a process of “cost/benefit” analysis? This book does a […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That by Jesse Bering

http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Why-Is-the-Penis-Shaped-Like-That-Audiobook/B007ZSRM3S Okay, you got me!  I have to admit that the title of the book caught my attention, but once I got into it, I realized that this book is chock full of information on the body and body parts that I typically don’t give much thought to.  I do now! The book goes into […]