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The Resource Girl talk : what science can tell us about female friendship, Jacqueline Mroz

Girl talk : what science can tell us about female friendship, Jacqueline Mroz

Label
Girl talk : what science can tell us about female friendship
Title
Girl talk
Title remainder
what science can tell us about female friendship
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Mroz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Girl Talk, New York Times science reporter Jacqueline Mroz takes on the science of female friendship--a phenomenon that's as culturally powerful as it is individually mysterious. She examines friendship from a range of angles, from the historical to the experiential, with a scientific analysis that reveals new truths about what leads us to connect and build alliances, and then "break up" when a friendship no longer serves us. Mroz takes a new look at how friendship has evolved throughout history, showing how friends tend to share more genetic commonalities than strangers, and that the more friends we have, the more empathy and pleasure chemicals are present in our brains. Scientists have also reported that friendship directly influences health and longevity; women with solid, supportive friendships experience fewer "fight or flight" impulses and stronger heart function, and women without friendships tend to develop medical challenges on par with those associated with smoking and excessive body weight. With intimate reporting and insightful analysis, Mroz reveals new awareness about the impact of women's friendships, and how they shape our culture at large
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mroz, Jacqueline
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl talk : what science can tell us about female friendship, Jacqueline Mroz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • ch. 5
  • Famous Friends: Women's friendship in literature
  • ch. 6
  • Mon Ami: Friendship in other cultures
  • ch. 7
  • The Breakup: Stories of women who experienced the end of a friendship
  • ch. 8
  • Friending and Unfriending: How technology is changing friendship
  • ch. 9
  • A Friend Indeed: The health benefits: Why women become friends and what we get out of it
  • ch. 1
  • A History of Friendship: How the idea started
  • ch. 2
  • The Science of Friendship: Why we act the way we do with our friends
  • ch. 3
  • The Evolution of Friendship: How animals make friends, and what it means for humans
  • ch. 4
  • Women Versus Men: Why their friendships are so different
Control code
p2251255323
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 262 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781580057677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Girl talk : what science can tell us about female friendship, Jacqueline Mroz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • ch. 5
  • Famous Friends: Women's friendship in literature
  • ch. 6
  • Mon Ami: Friendship in other cultures
  • ch. 7
  • The Breakup: Stories of women who experienced the end of a friendship
  • ch. 8
  • Friending and Unfriending: How technology is changing friendship
  • ch. 9
  • A Friend Indeed: The health benefits: Why women become friends and what we get out of it
  • ch. 1
  • A History of Friendship: How the idea started
  • ch. 2
  • The Science of Friendship: Why we act the way we do with our friends
  • ch. 3
  • The Evolution of Friendship: How animals make friends, and what it means for humans
  • ch. 4
  • Women Versus Men: Why their friendships are so different
Control code
p2251255323
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 262 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781580057677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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