CANCELLED - Lydia Denworth - "Friendship"

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Lydia Denworth
 
 
**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**
 
“The science of friendship has grown remarkably rich in recent years, with scientists studying everything from the chemicals that create bonds in our brains to the friendships animals make for years on end. There's a deep evolutionary story to friendship now, and Lydia Denworth tells it in clear, lyrical prose.”Carl Zimmer, author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh
 
Lydia Denworth discusses Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
 
At the Co-op
 
RSVP HERE (Please note your RSVP is requested but not required)
 
About the book: In Friendship, science journalist Lydia Denworth takes us in search of friendship’s biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. With insight and warmth, Denworth weaves past and present, field biology and neuroscience, to show how our bodies and minds are designed for friendship across life stages, the processes by which healthy social bonds are developed and maintained, and how friendship is changing in the age of social media. Blending compelling science, storytelling, and a grand evolutionary perspective, Denworth delineates the essential role that cooperation and companionship play in creating human (and nonhuman) societies.
 
About the author: Lydia Denworth is a Brooklyn-based science journalist whose work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. A contributing writer for Scientific American and Psychology Today, she has also written for the Atlantic and the New York Times.
 
 
Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637