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Loneliness : human nature and the need for social connection

Author: John T Cacioppo; William Patrick
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A pioneering neuroscientist reveals the reasons for chronic loneliness--which he defines an unrecognized syndrome--and brings it out of the shadow of its cousin, depression.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Cacioppo; William Patrick
ISBN: 9780393061703 0393061701 0393335283 9780393335286
OCLC Number: 814072763
Notes: Índice.
Description: XIV, 317 p.
Contents: Part I. The lonely heart : Lonely in a social world --
Variation, regulation, and an elastic leash --
Losing control --
Selfish genes, social animals --
The universal and the particular --
The wear and tear of loneliness --
Part II. From selfish genes to social beings : Sympathetic threads --
An indissociable organism --
Knowing thyself, among others --
Conflicted by nature --
Conflicts in nature --
Part III. Finding meaning in connection : Three adaptations --
Getting it right --
The power of social connection.
Responsibility: John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick.

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