Hivemind: The New Science of Tribalism in Our Divided World


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Grand Central Publishing
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6.1 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Sarah Rose Cavanagh, PhD, is a psychologist, professor, and Associate Director of the D'Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College. Her research focuses on the connections between emotions and quality of life, particularly how our emotion regulation strategies influence our well-being. Dr. Cavanagh is the author of The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion, and she has contributed to publications like The Chronicle of Higher Education and WholeLiving magazine. She lives with her family and friends in Massachusetts, where she can be close to both pumpkin patches and the sea.


Thank goodness that Sarah Rose Cavanagh is here to help us make sense of what can feel like a deeply polarized and tribal world. This fascinating book guides us through the nuanced landscape of why we think and behave the way we do--online and off--and offers a much-needed vision for how we can find our way back from the edge.--Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Wired to Create
"With wit and curiosity, Cavanagh explores the notion that human beings are not so much solitary individuals as profoundly social creatures... After raising questions about forms of technology we take for granted, she offers sensible, workable suggestions as to how we can navigate the gap between the individual and the collective in everyday life. An engaging new perspective on human networking."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Hivemind provides a fascinating tour of research that reveals our social nature, for good and for bad. Cavanagh is a natural teacher whose enthusiasm for psychology shines through on every page. Whether you're looking to have healthier technology habits, develop better relationships with others, or address societal challenges, this book will give you food for thought and wisdom to take action."--Kelly McGonigal, author of The Joy of Movement and The Willpower Instinct
"Cavanagh brings you along on her journey through an exquisite collection of scholarly knowledge and empirical insight to ground both your mind and your gut. From zombies to bees, moral panics to conspiracy theories, Hivemind mixes the dark with the light to help readers find a path through a very destabilizing present"--danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 "[Cavanagh] masterfully bridges the world between research and popular narrative nonfiction in her fascinating, beautifully written book."--Chicago Tribune