introduction; Chapters 1-2
• Brooks explains his purposes in writing "The Social Animal".
• Most work involved in thinking is done on an unconscious level.
• Eliot, a man who lost the ability to experience emotion, illustrates how emotion is key in making choices.
• Forming social bonds is the attribute that separates man from other animals.
• Brooks describe the Composure class.
• Julia and Rob - two members of the Composure Class - meet, get married, and have a child.
• Julia learns to make Harold her priority.
• Neurons mirror processes of those close to us.
• Harold's vivid imagination renders him remote at a young age.
• Harold is intensely popular and athletic in high school.
• Ms. Taylor fosters an interest in the classical era in Harold.
• In writing his senior paper, Harold develops a way to take in knowledge and organize his thoughts.
• Erica talks her was into a...
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