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The Resource Strange contagion : inside the surprising science of infectious behaviors and viral emotions and what they tell us about ourselves, Lee Daniel Kravetz

Strange contagion : inside the surprising science of infectious behaviors and viral emotions and what they tell us about ourselves, Lee Daniel Kravetz

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Strange contagion : inside the surprising science of infectious behaviors and viral emotions and what they tell us about ourselves
Title
Strange contagion
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inside the surprising science of infectious behaviors and viral emotions and what they tell us about ourselves
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Lee Daniel Kravetz
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eng
Summary
"Picking up where The Tipping Point leaves off, respected journalist Lee Daniel Kravetz's Strange Contagion is a provocative look at both the science and lived experience of social contagion. In 2009, tragedy struck the town of Palo Alto: A student from the local high school had died by suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming train. Grief-stricken, the community mourned what they thought was an isolated loss. Until, a few weeks later, it happened again. And again. And again. In six months, the high school lost five students to suicide at those train tracks. A recent transplant to the community and a new father himself, Lee Daniel Kravetz's experience as a science journalist kicked in: what was causing this tragedy? More important, how was it possible that a suicide cluster could develop in a community of concerned, aware, hyper-vigilant adults? The answer? Social contagion. We all know that ideas, emotions, and actions are communicable--from mirroring someone's posture to mimicking their speech patterns, we are all driven by unconscious motivations triggered by our environment. But when just the right physiological, psychological, and social factors come together, we get what Kravetz calls a "strange contagion:" a perfect storm of highly common social viruses that, combined, form a highly volatile condition. Strange Contagion is simultaneously a moving account of one community's tragedy and a rigorous investigation of social phenomenon, as Kravetz draws on research and insights from experts worldwide to unlock the mystery of how ideas spread, why they take hold, and offer thoughts on our responsibility to one another as citizens of a globally and perpetually connected world"--
Summary
A scientific examination of a series of similar suicides in Palo Alto argues that the right mix of physiological, psychological, and social factors can form a "strange contagion" that can lead to volatile conditions
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10569558
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Kravetz, Lee Daniel
Dewey number
302
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Collective behavior
  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • Social psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
  • Collective behavior
  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • Social psychology
Target audience
adult
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inside the surprising science of infectious behaviors and viral emotions and what they tell us about ourselves
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Strange contagion : inside the surprising science of infectious behaviors and viral emotions and what they tell us about ourselves, Lee Daniel Kravetz
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-267)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The valley of the shadow -- The perfect model -- The frenzied -- The motivators -- The interrupters -- The interlopers -- The conversation -- The community
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ocn984511062
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780062448934
Lccn
2016058761
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
Other control number
40027297055
System control number
(OCoLC)984511062
Label
Strange contagion : inside the surprising science of infectious behaviors and viral emotions and what they tell us about ourselves, Lee Daniel Kravetz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The valley of the shadow -- The perfect model -- The frenzied -- The motivators -- The interrupters -- The interlopers -- The conversation -- The community
Control code
ocn984511062
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780062448934
Lccn
2016058761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027297055
System control number
(OCoLC)984511062

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