The Lonely American

The Lonely American

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In our culture it's more socially acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely. Yet loneliness is the inevitable by-product of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. In this marvelously acute critique of how we live, Drs. Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz show how the American way of life can lead to social isolation. Calling on their extensive clinical experience, new social surveys, and recent research on the effects of social exclusion, Olds and Schwartz uncover the ripple effects of social isolation in areas as varied as physical health, children's emotional problems, substance abuse, violent crimeeven global warming.... brain is necessary for the self-monitoring that lets us avoid or repair social mistakes.7 What information do we need to stay on track socially? ... Like a Skype psychoanalysis stretching between China and the United States or a videoconference consultation to a family with a troubled child in ... Music and the Technology of Connection One of the curiosities of the human brain is how it responds to music.

Title:The Lonely American
Author:Jacqueline Olds, Richard S. Schwartz
Publisher:Beacon Press - 2010-02-01


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