The psychologist and author Susan Pinker discusses her new book, The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier (Random House, 2014), with Joseph Planta.
|The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier by Susan Pinker (Random House, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Susan Pinker joins me now. The noted psychologist and author has a new book out: The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier. It’s an engaging book on how the human need for contact from other humans is vitally important nowadays, especially in the internet age. The book provides a lot of fascinating research, such as social neuroscience, as well as anecdotes, and examples of how social bonds can improve our wellbeing, physical and otherwise. I’ll get Ms. Pinker who joins me from Montreal this day, to tell us about what she’s found out in the course of writing this book, what she’s found profound in her own experience, as well as how we might improve our own lives. Susan Pinker is a Canadian developmental psychologist, and an author and broadcaster. Her previous book, The Sexual Paradox was a bestseller and a critical success. www.susanpinker.com is the website for more. This new book is published by Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Susan Pinker; Ms. Pinker, good morning.