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Social : why our brains are wired to connect / Matthew D. Lieberman.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780307889096 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307889092 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780307889119 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 0307889114 (ebk.)
  • Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]

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Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 302/Lieberman (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW HM 1033 .L54 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction HM 1033 L54 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks HM1033 .L54 2013 [MCC only] (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks HM1033 .L54 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 302/LIEBERMAN (Text to phone) Available -
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 302 Lieberman (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 302 L (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 302 Lieberman (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Who are we? -- The brains' passion -- Broken hearts and broken legs -- Fairness tastes like chocolate -- Mental magic tricks -- Mirror, mirror -- Peaks and valleys -- Trojan horse selves -- Panoptic self-control -- Living with a social brain -- The business of social brains -- Educating the social brain.
Summary: We are profoundly social creatures. Here, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world--other people and our relation to them. He argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. We have a unique ability to read other people's minds, to figure out their hopes, fears, and motivations, allowing us to effectively coordinate our lives with one another. And our most private sense of who we are is intimately linked to the important people and groups in our lives. The insights revealed in this pioneering book suggest ways to improve learning in schools, make the workplace more productive, and improve our overall well-being.--From publisher description.

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