• 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 One-Sentence Book Review - The New York Times Magazine

    "Good peers help make centenarians."

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  • International Praise

    "Drawing on scores of psychological and sociological studies, Pinker suggests that living as our ancestors did, steeped in face-to-face contact and physical proximity, is the key to health, while loneliness is "less an exalted existential state than a public health risk." That her point is fairly obvious doesn't diminish its importance; smart readers will take the book out to a park to enjoy in the company of others." – The Boston Globe

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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

Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Effects of Increasing Digital Connections on Relationships and Community

The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine

"Good peers help make centenarians"

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

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.

2014 Events

October 7th

Introduction of Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind, The McGill Bookstore.
Montreal


October 19th

Susan Pinker at Paragraph Bookstore Books and Breakfast Series, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, 1201 Rene Levesque Blvd. W.
Montreal


October 22nd

Susan Pinker at Conference at Pointe-Claire Public Library, 100 ave. Douglas-Shand.
Montreal

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