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Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin Paperback – February 14, 2012
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Dr. Breuning is Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. She spent a year in Africa as a United Nations Volunteer, which lead to a global lecture series on her book "Grease-le$$: How the Thrive without Bribes in Developing Countries." Now she volunteers at the Oakland Zoo, where she gives tours on mammalian social behavior. And she still marvels each day at the overlap between a wildlife documentary and the lyrics to a country western song.
Top Customer Reviews
It's helped me better understand myself and the neurochemical basis of my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Especially helpful were the suggestions given for focusing on past achievements, celebrating small accomplishments, and making an effort to appreciate what we have.
It's one of the best books I've read on neurochemicals and
I highly recommend it.
-It was interesting to learn how the mammal brain functions.
-Every single page in the book had a punctuation, spelling, or grammatical error. Some sentences were missing key words and others had the same word randomly inserted in multiple places for no reason. These constant errors made the book difficult to read. Its pretty obvious she never hired an editor for this work.
-The tone used in the book made me feel as though I was a not very bright 5 year old. Her language is uninspired and repetitive. You can only use the words good, bad, happy, and unhappy so many times before they completely lose meaning.
-Her author bio at the end of the book was oddly free of errors. It seems like she put ll her energy and thought into writing those ten pages rather then the body of the book.
So, three stars because while it was interesting, the tone and lack of an editor really ruined the experience for me. If I hadn't paid full price for this book, I would not have finished it.
I highly recommend her work, and in particular, the latest, "Meet Your Happy Chemicals...." Clear, useful, thought-provoking.
In my opinion, the book is well written and easy to understand. The author uses a good selection of intelligent and eloquent words, which can paint a picture in the reader's mind. The book made a big different to my life style in way of thinking and also what makes me happy and as the author of the book said "Don't worry, be happy". There are a bit of information is complex and difficult to understand, but that does not means the book is not helpful or it's too complicated. I really enjoyed reading this book. I learned a lot about neurochemicals. I recommend this book for younger people, who are interested in knowing how the brain works and also how we can rewire our brains. This will help them when they get older.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little about me for perspective: I have a degree in psychology and am currently in a healthcare training program so I have background in neurochemistry and how neurotransmitters... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joey L.
Great book from great author - Must read
Happy chemical was for me a breakthrough in understanding the way human behave, because it gives a new and unknown prospective. Read more
Have you ever wondered why you feel happy when it's sunny? Or why some people really like video games, while others enjoy working out? Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. lupica
Excellent book and good resource to have on hand. Highly recommend it!Published 10 months ago by Heidi holm
This is a wonderful book and has really given me a lot to think about in my relationships with myself, other people and even dogs. Actually this book has changed my life.Published 18 months ago by Neil
I recommend this book for non-health care professionals. It is great if you have zero experience with physiology, bio-chemistry, neuro-science and the likes. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Suzy M
I hoped to learn something new & interesting about these important brain chemicals based on the good reviews, but I found this book useless to me & am sorry I spent my ten dollars... Read morePublished 22 months ago by OGO
Liked the easy reading and understandability. Bought this for my mom to help her understand what addiction does to the brain and how it is very hard for people of addiction to... Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Terrie