Coverart for item
The Resource The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter, Susan Pinker

The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter, Susan Pinker

Label
The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter
Title
The village effect
Title remainder
how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter
Statement of responsibility
Susan Pinker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Resonating with our most profound life experiences, this book explains why we trust other people and form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril. Pinker answers crucial questions about human relationships in a digital age, such as: How important is face-to-face interaction as children develop new skills, when adults fall in love, when they negotiate business transactions, and as they age? How did humans evolve such finely-tuned barometers of trust and betrayal--and do these mechanisms work if you're not face-to-face with your partner? Why are women so often the catalysts of social change? To understand these questions, Pinker turns to compelling human stories combined with cutting-edge science"--
Summary
A developmental psychologist and award-winning author of The Sexual Paradox shares scientific insights and examples from real life to explain the importance of face-to-face social interactions in relationships, arguing that in-person human contact promotes health and happiness
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10322048
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinker, Susan
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1111
LC item number
.P56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social interaction
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Eye contact
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
  • SELF-HELP / General
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter
Label
The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter, Susan Pinker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: People who need people -- Swimming through the school of hard knocks : how social bonds can rejig the outcome of chronic disease -- It takes a village to raise a centenarian : longevity as a team sport -- A thousand invisible threads : face-to-face contact and social contagion -- Who's coming to dinner : food, drink, and social bonds -- Baby chemistry : how social contact transforms infants' brains -- Digital natives : electronic devices and children's language development, school progress, and happiness -- Teens and screens : how digital technology has transformed teens' lives -- Going to the chapel : face-to-face social networks, love, and marriage -- When money really talks : social networks, business, and crime -- Conclusion: Creating the village effect
Control code
ocn881386320
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781400069576
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881386320
Label
The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter, Susan Pinker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: People who need people -- Swimming through the school of hard knocks : how social bonds can rejig the outcome of chronic disease -- It takes a village to raise a centenarian : longevity as a team sport -- A thousand invisible threads : face-to-face contact and social contagion -- Who's coming to dinner : food, drink, and social bonds -- Baby chemistry : how social contact transforms infants' brains -- Digital natives : electronic devices and children's language development, school progress, and happiness -- Teens and screens : how digital technology has transformed teens' lives -- Going to the chapel : face-to-face social networks, love, and marriage -- When money really talks : social networks, business, and crime -- Conclusion: Creating the village effect
Control code
ocn881386320
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781400069576
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881386320

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
    • North Village Branch Borrow it
      2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX, 78757, US
      30.362144 -97.7305032
    • Twin Oaks Branch Borrow it
      1800 S. Fifth St., Austin, TX, 78704, US
      30.2486884 -97.76239749999999
    • University Hills BranchBorrow it
      4701 Loyola Ln., Austin, TX, 78723, US
      30.3093017 -97.6664785
Processing Feedback ...