Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

Author(s) : John T. Cacioppo

Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

Book Details

  • Publisher : W.W.Norton
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 334
  • Category :
    Neuroscience
  • Catalogue No : 29119
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393335286
  • ISBN 10 : 0393335283

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In this pioneering book, neuroscientist John T. Cacioppo unveils his groundbreaking 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, "Loneliness" 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.

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