9780393061703-0393061701-Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

ISBN-13: 9780393061703
ISBN-10: 0393061701
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Cacioppo, John T., Patrick, William
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393061703
ISBN-10: 0393061701
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Cacioppo, John T., Patrick, William
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cacioppo, John T., Patrick, William wrote Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection comprising 336 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393061701 and 9780393061703. Since then Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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A pioneering neuroscientist reveals the reasons for loneliness and what to do about it.

John T. Cacioppo’s groundbreaking research topples one of the pillars of modern medicine and psychology: the focus on the individual as the unit of inquiry. By employing brain scans, monitoring blood pressure, and analyzing immune function, he demonstrates the overpowering influence of social context―a factor so strong that it can alter DNA replication. He defines an unrecognized syndrome―chronic loneliness―brings it out of the shadow of its cousin depression, and shows how this subjective sense of social isolation uniquely disrupts our perceptions, behavior, and physiology, becoming a trap that not only reinforces isolation but can also lead to early death. He gives the lie to the Hobbesian view of human nature as a “war of all against all,” and he shows how social cooperation is, in fact, humanity’s defining characteristic. Most important, he shows how we can break the trap of isolation for our benefit both as individuals and as a society.
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