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The Village Effect free pdf 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, Susan Pinker explores the impact of face-to-face contact from cradle to grave, from city to Sardinian mountain village, 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 and 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.

About Susan Pinker

Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist, columnist, and broadcaster who writes about social science. Her first book, "The Sexual Paradox, " was published in seventeen countries and was awarded the William James Book Award by the American Psychological Association. Her work has been featured in "The New York Times, The Times "of London, "The Economist, The Atlantic, Financial Times, " and "Der Spiegel "and on the BBC, the CBC, and NBC s "Today" show. She lives in Montreal."

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Author : Susan Pinker
Publisher : Spiegel
Data Published : 01 April 2014
ISBN : 1400069572
EAN : 9781400069576
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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