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The Village Effect - How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition) Loot Price: R392
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The Village Effect - How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition)

Susan Pinker; Narrated by Donna Postel

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From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired 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. And not just any social networks will do: we need the real, face-to-face, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends and communities together.
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. Her results are enlightening and enlivening, and they challenge our assumptions. 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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Imprint: Tantor Media Inc.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2014
First published: 2014
Authors: Susan Pinker
Narrators: Donna Postel
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: CD  MP3 format
Running time: 677 minutes
Edition: Unabridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4945-5217-6
Categories: Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Health, Home & Family > Self-help & practical interests
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Family & other relationships
Books > Health, Home & Family > Self-help & practical interests > Popular psychology
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Family & other relationships > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Self-help & practical interests > Popular psychology > General
LSN: 1-4945-5217-5
Barcode: 9781494552176

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