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Village Effect Why Face-to-Face Contact Makes Us Truly Human

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ISBN-10: 1400069572

ISBN-13: 9781400069576

Edition: 2014

Authors: Susan Pinker

List price: $26.00
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In her surprising and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker explores the crucial, long-standing but forgotten value of face-to-face contact in an age of ever-expanding online connection.From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Social networks matter: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help us to learn and remember, extend our lives and make us happy. But not just any social networks: we need the real, face-to-face, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends and communities together.Marrying the findings of the new field of social neuroscience together with gripping human stories,…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Susan Pinker is a psychologist and a Globe and Mail columnist. Her writing has been recognized in awards from the Periodical Writers Association of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association, and she was a finalist for the John Alexander Media Award, the Aventis Pasteur Medal for Excellence in Health Research Journalism, and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Communications. She has taught in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at McGill University and lives in Montr�al with her husband and three children.