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The Resource Loneliness : human nature and the need for social connection, John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick

Loneliness : human nature and the need for social connection, John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick

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Loneliness : human nature and the need for social connection
Title
Loneliness
Title remainder
human nature and the need for social connection
Statement of responsibility
John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 contexta factor so strong that it can alter DNA replication. He defines an unrecognized syndromechronic lonelinessbrings 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. 12 illustrations."--web
Summary
A neuroscientist demonstrates the correlation between social environments and health, offering insight into the differences between chronic loneliness and depression while explaining how social isolation can affect perceptions, behavior, and physiology
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259366
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DLC
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Cacioppo, John T
Dewey number
155.9/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.L7
LC item number
C23 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Patrick, William
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True
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  • Loneliness
  • Loneliness
  • Neuropsychology
Target audience
adult
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human nature and the need for social connection
Label
Loneliness : human nature and the need for social connection, John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn181139570
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
288 p.;
Isbn
9780393061703
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008015099
System control number
(OCoLC)181139570
Label
Loneliness : human nature and the need for social connection, John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn181139570
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
288 p.;
Isbn
9780393061703
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008015099
System control number
(OCoLC)181139570

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