YouTube: Paul Zak on Trust, Morality and Oxytocin

by leavingwt 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • leavingwt

    I enjoyed this. I hope you do, too.

  • unshackled

    Sounds interesting....marking to watch later.

  • PSacramento

    There is some serious "immortality" commited by some mammals - genocide, infanticide, voting for drag queens ;).

    As living beings were are biological AND Chemical (and perhaps more) and I don't get why people are so obsessed with "either/or" scenarios.

  • ballistic

    from other thread

    It was fairly interesting, but to answer your question, anyone who has battled to control their own behavior in some way or other, for example some addiction, or anger management, or whatever, will know we are not merely at the mercy of such chemicals.

  • dgp

    He says oxytocin makes you more moral. The problem with his argument is that he also says oxytocin is released AFTER you have done good. So I wonder what is cause and what is effect.

    Then testosterone is said to make you selfish. I would assume all men would be selfish then.

  • leavingwt

    dgp: His book will come out, soon. I have lots of questions, too.

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