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Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Author Nicholas A. Christakis
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date 2009-09-28
Section Psychology
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780316036146

Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.

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