investigation into the biology and psychology of why we sacrifice for other
Researchers are now applying the lens of science to study
heroism for the first time. How do biology, upbringing, and outside influences
intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage
this behavior in corporations, classrooms, and individuals?
Using dozens of fascinating real-life examples, Elizabeth
Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do good for others, how going
through suffering is linked to altruism, and how acting heroic can greatly
improve your mental health. She also reveals the concrete things we can do to
encourage our most heroic selves to step forward.
It’s a common misconception that heroes are heroic just
because they’re innately predisposed to be that way. Svoboda shows why it’s not
simply a matter of biological hardwiring and how anyone can be a hero if they’re
committed to developing their heroic potential. Download and start listening now!