The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement - Chapters 3-6 Summary & Analysis

David H. M. Brooks
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Chapters 3-6 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 3: Mindsight

Julia maintained her party girl persona into her late twenties. Meanwhile, Harold was forming rapidly in her womb. Brooks explains the growth process of the fetus as well as the immediate bonding that takes place after birth. Operation Motherhood was Harold's only goal and he had the tools to accomplish his task.

The Invasion

Julia became overwhelmed by Harold. She considered him to be half cupid, half storm trooper. He was sweet and lovely but was demanding and controlling. Julia's future seemed grim.

Intertwined

Julia and Harold would become intertwined through laughter, tears, funny faces, and calm moments.

Mirror Neurons

"Philosophers have long argued about the process people use to understand one another." Chap. 3, p. 49. People attempt to be theorizers of other people's thought processes through observation and experience. However, there are rival processes that are also...

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