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Author Cacioppo, John T.

Title Loneliness : human nature and the need for social connection / John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  155.92 C113l 2008    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 317 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-295) and index.
Summary A pioneering neuroscientist reveals the reasons for chronic loneliness--which he defines as unrecognized syndrome--and brings it out of the shadow of its cousin, depression.
Contents 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 -- From selfish genes to social beings -- Sympathetic threads -- An indissociable organism -- Knowing thyself, among others -- Conflicted by nature -- Conflicts in nature -- Finding meaning in connection -- Three adaptations -- Getting it right -- The power of social connection -- Notes -- Index.
Subject Loneliness.
Neuropsychology -- methods.
Loneliness -- Physiological aspects.
Added Author Patrick, William, 1948-
ISBN 9780393061703 (hardcover)
0393061701 (hardcover)
Standard No. NLM 101483483
NZ1 12395307
IG# 9780393061703
AU@ 000042944862
CDX 6699905

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