Loneliness by John T. Cacioppo audiobook

Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

By John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
Read by Dick Hill

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200132553

  • ISBN: 9798200132546

  • ISBN: 9798200132560

Runtime: 10.55 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

John T. Cacioppo's groundbreaking research topples one of the pillars of modern medicine and psychology: the focus on the individual as the unit of inquiry. By employing brain scans, monitoring blood pressure, and analyzing immune function, he demonstrates the overpowering influence of social context—a factor so strong that it can alter DNA replication. He defines an unrecognized syndrome, chronic loneliness; brings it out of the shadow of its cousin, depression; and shows how this subjective sense of social isolation uniquely disrupts our perceptions, behavior, and physiology, becoming a trap that not only reinforces isolation but can also lead to early death. He gives the lie to the Hobbesian view of human nature as a "war of all against all," and he shows how social cooperation is, in fact, humanity's defining characteristic. Most important, he shows how we can break the trap of isolation for our benefit both as individuals and as a society.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Top-notch science writing: stimulating and useful information conveyed in accessible prose. Kirkus Starred Review
“Top-notch science writing: stimulating and useful information conveyed in accessible prose.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A solid scientific look at the physical and emotional impact of loneliness.” Publishers Weekly
“Wise, beautifully written, and often funny…A tour-de-force.” Shelley E. Taylor, professor of psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
“One of the most important books about the human condition to appear in a decade.” Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: John T. Cacioppo

Author Bio: John T. Cacioppo

John T. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and president of the Association for Psychological Science. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Author Bio: William Patrick

Author Bio: William Patrick

William Patrick, a former editor for science and medicine at Harvard University Press, is the editor in chief of the Journal of Life Sciences. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 10.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English