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A conversation with David Brooks about his new book “The Social Animal”

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Hour 2

In his new book, The Social Animal, New York Times columnist David Brooks takes on the topic of human nature by exploring the motivations behind the conscious and unconscious decisions people make about the their lives.  Combining the story of two fictional characters — husband and wife Harold and Erica —  with research-based findings about human behavior, Brooks explores the emotions and influences like genetics, biases, character traits and social norms, that shape our relationships, the way we raise our children, our political views, our work, and the way we see ourselves.  Brooks joins Marty in the studio in Hour 2 of  Radio Times.

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