Detalle

Ampliar

The Village Effect - How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier

Autor: Pinker, Susan

Editorial: Vintage Books Canada

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$20.00
Nuestro Precio:$6.39 (68% Descuento) USD
Precio OFERTA:$4.47 USD
Stock:108

Resumen:

The Village Effect - How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier : From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter, too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal "village" around us, one that exerts unique effects. And not just any social networks will do: 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, Susan Pinker explores the impact of face-to-face contact from cradle to grave, from city to Sardinian mountain village, from classroom to workplace, from love to marriage to divorce. Her results are enlightening and enlivening, and they challenge our assumptions. Most of us have left the literal village behind, and don't want to give up our new technologies to go back there. But, as Pinker writes so compellingly, we need close social bonds and uninterrupted face-time with our friends and families in order to thrive - even to survive. Creating our own "village effect" can make us happier. It can also save our lives.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Psicología   Interpersonal Relations
Psicología   Social Psychology
Lengua y Literatura   Study & Teaching

ISBN 13:9780307359544
ISBN 10:0307359549
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:432
Tamaño:8.03" l x 5.14" w x 1.19" h
Edades:
Grado: