• HOW FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT CAN MAKE US HEALTHIER, HAPPIER, AND SMARTER

    The Village Effect

    In this surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity.

  • "A terrific book..."

    "Susan Pinker makes a hardheaded case for a softhearted virtue. Read this book. Then talk about it — in person! — with a friend." -Daniel H.Pink, New York Times bestselling author of DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN

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Susan Pinker's New Book

The Village Effect

In this surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings.

Random House Canada

Speigel & Grau, US

Tantor Media (Audio Book)

Maclean’s Bestseller

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Media Coverage

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Want to be healthier? Socialize in person.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

To Truly Interact, Try it Offline

Financial Times

Financial Times

Maintaining the personal touch is more powerful

Deseret News National

Deseret News National

5 Reasons to Put Down the Smartphone

Toronto Star

Toronto Star

It Takes a Village to Find a Friend

Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Effects of Increasing Digital Connections on Relationships and Community

Publisher's Weekly

Publisher's Weekly

The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

MacLean's

MacLean's

How Face-to-Face Contact Makes us Happier

MacLean's

MacLean's

The End of Neighbours

About the Author

Susan Pinker

 

Photo by Susie Lowe

SUSAN PINKER is a developmental psychologist, journalist and author whose first book, The Sexual Paradox, won the American Psychological Association’s most prestigious literary prize, the William James Book Award, and was published in 17 countries. A national columnist, lecturer and broadcaster whose work has garnered many writing awards, Pinker’s ideas have been featured in the New York Times, the Times, the Guardian, the Economist, the Atlantic, Financial Times, Der Spiegel, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Montreal.