Loneliness: Human Nature And The Need For Social Connection by John T CacioppoLoneliness: Human Nature And The Need For Social Connection by John T Cacioppo

Loneliness: Human Nature And The Need For Social Connection

byJohn T Cacioppo, William Patrick

Paperback | July 28, 2009

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“One of the most important books about the human condition to appear in a decade.”—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

University of Chicago social neuroscientist John T. Cacioppo unveils his pioneering research on the startling effects of loneliness: a sense of isolation or social rejection disrupts not only our thinking abilities and will power but also our immune systems, and can be as damaging as obesity or smoking. A blend of biological and social science, this book demonstrates that, as individuals and as a society, we have everything to gain, and everything to lose, in how well or how poorly we manage our need for social bonds.

John T. Cacioppo (1951—2018) was a psychology professor at the University of Chicago and director of the university’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. He was the author of more than a dozen books, including Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connections.William Patrick, former editor for science and medicine...
Title:Loneliness: Human Nature And The Need For Social ConnectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.23 × 5.43 × 0.81 inPublished:July 28, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393335283

ISBN - 13:9780393335286


Rated 4 out of 5 by from An important book about the role relationships play in our lives Do you want to improve your performance at work? Do you desire less stress in your life? Want a higher probability of getting promoted? This week's podcast http://www.careerjoy.com/node/442 is with distinguished University of Chicago Professor John Cacioppo the author of loneliness. John has done pioneering research on human nature and the need for social connection. In my opinion, we have never been more connected yet more alone. Many professionals and especially leaders think the best way is to do things on their own. John's overwhelming evidence proves that the most effective way to achieve a more fulfilling personal and professional life is by being in healthy relationships with others. As the African proverb says "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together". Reach out and touch someone this week, you'll both with. alan@CareerJoy.com
Date published: 2008-12-01

Editorial Reviews

A magnificent exposé.—Frans de Waal

Wise, beautifully written, and often funny…a tour-de-force.—Shelley E. Taylor, professor of psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Superb.—Library Journal