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Health Psychology and Human Nature

Feb 25, 2020

Friends. Friendships are essential and more important than we think. In today's episode Science Journalist Lydia explains how friendships affect our brainwaves, genomes, cardiovascular system, immune system, longevity and a lot more. It is also very important in evolutionary terms; it increase how long we live and the health of our offspring. To learn more, check out her new book Friendship: The evolution, biology, and extraordinary power of life’s fundamental bond.

Lydia Denworth is a contributing editor at Scientific American. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek and many other publications. 

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