The Village Effect

Titre : The Village Effect
Auteur : Susan Pinker
Éditeur : Random House Canada
ISBN-13 : 9780307359551
Libération : 2014-08-26

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In her surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Convoluted Universe Book 5

Titre : The Convoluted Universe Book 5
Auteur : Dolores Cannon
Éditeur : Ozark Mountain Publishing
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2015-09-10

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Book Five in "The Convoluted Universe" series provides metaphysical information obtained through numerous subjects by hypnotic past-life regression.

Survival In Auschwitz

Titre : Survival In Auschwitz
Auteur : Primo Levi
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9780684826806
Libération : 1996

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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

The Gifted Adult

Titre : The Gifted Adult
Auteur : Mary-Elaine Jacobsen
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0345434927
Libération : 2000

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Challenging current thinking about intelligence, a psychologist who specializes in working with gifted adults explains how readers can make the most of their intellectual gifts, by overcoming such problems as low self-esteem, self-sabotage, relationship difficulties, and more. Originally titled: Liberating Everyday Genius. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Losing North

Titre : Losing North
Auteur : Nancy Huston
Éditeur : Virago Press
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105112848150
Libération : 2002

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A brilliant series of essays examining the life and language of cultural exile.