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University of Chicago social neuroscientist John T. Cacioppo unveils his pioneering research on the startling effects of loneliness: a sense of isolation or social rejection disrupts not only our thinking abilities and will power but also our immune systems, and can be as damaging as obesity or smoking. A blend of biological and social science, this book demonstrates that, as individuals and as a society, we have everything to gain, and everything to lose, in how well or how poorly we manage our need for social bonds.
"A magnificent expose." -- Frans de Waal "Wise, beautifully written, and often funny...a tour-de-force." -- Shelley E. Taylor, professor of psychology, University of California, Los Angeles "Superb." -- Library Journal
The Lonely Heart
Lonely in a Social World
Variation, Regulation, and an Elastic Leash
Selfish Genes, Social Animals
The Universal and the Particular
The Wear and Tear of Loneliness
From Selfish Genes to Social Beings
An Indissociable Organism
Knowing Thyself, among Others
Conflicted by Nature
Conflicts in Nature
Finding Meaning in Connection
Getting It Right
The Power of Social Connection
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ISBN: 9780393335286 ISBN-10: 0393335283 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 336 Published: 10th August 2009 Publisher: WW Norton & Co Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1