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Annoying - The Science of What Bugs Us

Joe Palca

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Genres:

Psychology

Description:

It happens everywhere: offices, schools, even your own backyard. And, seemingly, anything can trigger it: cell phones, sirens, bad music, constant distractions, your boss, or even your spouse. We all know certain things get under our skin. Can science explain why? NPR's Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman take you on a scientific quest through psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and other disciplines to uncover the truth about being annoyed. Annoying: Gives fascinating, surprising explanations for why people react the way they do to everything from chili peppers to fingernails on a blackboard Explains why irrational behavior (like tearing your hair out in traffic) is connected to worthwhile behavior (like staying on task) Includes tips for identifying your own irritating habits!With fascinating insights and fun explanations, Annoying is anything but.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Flora Lichtman

Length:

6h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:17