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

    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; ...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

Atlantic Books , UK Edition

Tantor Media (Audio Book)

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Most Recent

Practice Makes Some Perfect, Others Maybe Not: Some brains get a musical head start, research shows
August 26,2015

 

Read Susan’s newest column, How Intelligence Shifts With Age
August 8, 2015

 

Read Susan Pinker’s new column Mind and Matter in The Wall Street Journal:
June 25,2015

 

The Trauma of Residential Schools is Passed Down through the Generations: The Globe and Mail
June 8, 2015

 

Susan Pinker on the benefits of face-to-face contact: BBC Radio,
March 23,2015

 

Why face-to-face contact matters in our digital age: The Guardian,
March 20, 2015

 

The loss of human contact in the internet age is shortening our lives: The Sunday Times,
March 8,2015

 

Increase Face Time for Business to Build Trust,
February 25, 2015

 

Can Students Have Too Much Tech?: NY Times,
January 30, 2015

 

Susan Pinker is mentioned in the Upshot, NY Times article.
January 15, 2015

 

The Psychology of Religious Blinders: Times Magazine,
January 13, 2015

 

Maclean’s Bestseller
September 22, 2014

 

Media Coverage

The Guardian

The Guardian

Why face-to-face contact matters in our digital age

The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times

The loss of human contact in the internet age is shortening our lives

Financial Times

Financial Times

Maintaining the personal touch is more powerful

MacLean's

MacLean's

How Face-to-Face Contact Makes us Happier

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Want to be healthier? Socialize in person.

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"

MacLean's

MacLean's

The End of Neighbours

Fast Company

Fast Company

Why You Need To Actually Talk To Your Coworkers Face To Face

The Montreal Gazette

The Montreal Gazette

It takes a village to keep us healthy

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

To Truly Interact, Try it Offline

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

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.

Upcoming Events

October 20th | Montreal, Canada
Why Face to Face Contact Matters in Education
Delta Kappa Gamma International
7 pm EMSB: 6000 Fielding, Montreal



October 15th | Montreal, Canada

Face-to-Face Contact: A Matter of Survival
7 pm: Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom:
www.templemontreal.ca
4100 Sherbrooke St. W,Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1A5
Contact: Barbara Peisajovich: barbara@templemontreal.ca



September 17th | Cambridge, UK

Keynote Address: Relational Schools Project
St. Catherine’s College Cambridge University
Film premiere:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fgkmk5kEzs

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