Loneliness: Human Nature And The Need For Social Connection

Category: Book
By (author): Cacioppo, John T
By (author): Patrick, William
Subject:  PSYCHOLOGY / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
  PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: July 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.21in x 5.44in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*Superb. - Library Journal

A magnificent exposé. - Frans de Waal

Wise, beautifully written, and often funny . . . a tour-de-force. - Shelley E. Taylor, professor of psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Biographical NoteWilliam Patrick, former editor for science and medicine at Harvard University Press, is editor in chief of the Journal of Life Sciences. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.