Hi there, reader! At Blinkist, we’re helping solve your reading problem. Intrigued? Find out how.
PricingLog inStart free trial
The Social Animal
David Brooks
Audio available (mobile apps only)
The Social Animal by David Brooks

The Social Animal (2011) reviews a trove of scientific evidence explaining what actually determines human behavior. Our iceberg-like unconscious mind helps us navigate the world with split-second judgment, while certain inborn traits drive us to be successful in life. You’re both a lot – and a lot less – smarter than you think!

Who should read these blinks?
  • Students of human behavior who want to know what makes us tick
  • Skeptics curious about whether people really are rational beings
  • Anyone who’s interested in understanding what determines our success in life
Who wrote the book?

David Brooks is an American journalist and political commentator best known as a New York Times op-ed columnist. He has also contributed to the New Yorker, Forbes, The Times Literary Supplement and many other esteemed publications.

Ever read 4 books in one day?
Now you can. Sign up for a 3-day free trial and feast your mind on 1,500+ insight summaries of the best nonfiction in the world.
Your first read is only 30 seconds away!
Open in the App