John Cacioppo: Loneliness| 1hr : 15mins
Director: Cornell University | Producer: Cornell University
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
John Cacioppo, one of the founders of social neuroscience, presented his pioneering research on the ways in which isolation or a sense of rejection deeply impacts both mental and physical well-being. Loneliness disrupts not only thinking ability, will power and perseverance, but also key cellular processes within the human body, potentially leading to high blood pressure, decline in immune response, and dramatic increase in the corrosive effects of stress.