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“A magnificent exposé.”
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John T. Cacioppo (1951―2018) was a psychology professor at the University of Chicago and director of the university’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. He was the author of more than a dozen books, including Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connections.

William Patrick, former editor for science and medicine at Harvard University Press, is editor in chief of the Journal of Life Sciences. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.


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  • Item Weight : 9 ounces
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0393335286
  • ISBN-10 : 0393335283
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (August 10, 2009)
  • Language: : English
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