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.
- ISBN-13: 9780393335286
- ISBN-10: 0393335283
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Publish Date: August 2009
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
- Page Count: 336