Annoying

Annoying

The Science Of What Bugs Us

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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It happens everywhere: offices, schools, even your own backyard. And, seemingly, anything can trigger it: cell phones, sirens, bad music, constant distractions, your boss, or even your spouse. We all know certain things get under our skin. Can science explain why? NPR's Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman take you on a scientific quest through psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and other disciplines to uncover the truth about being annoyed. Annoying: Gives fascinating, surprising explanations for why people react the way they do to everything from chili peppers to fingernails on a blackboard. Explains why irrational behavior (like tearing your hair out in traffic) is connected to worthwhile behavior (like staying on task)Includes tips for identifying your own irritating habits! With fascinating insights and fun explanations, Annoying is anything but.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781611744897
161174489X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 15 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Lichtman, Flora 1983-
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