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

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From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives, and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal "village" around us, one that exerts unique effects. 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, from classroom to workplace, from love to marriage to divorce. Most of us have left the literal village behind and don't want to give up our new technologies to 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.
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Grouping Title village effect how face to face contact can make us healthier happier and smarter
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display_description "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"--
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subject_facet Eye contact, Interpersonal communication, Interpersonal relations, Social interaction
title_display The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter
title_full The Village Effect How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter, The village effect : how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter / Susan Pinker
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title_sub how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter
topic_facet Eye contact, Interpersonal communication, Interpersonal relations, Nonfiction, Psychology, Social interaction