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Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships is (Mostly) Wrong
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Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships is (Mostly) Wrong

$12.00 $34.99
Author: Eric Barker

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 304


AN INSTANT USA TODAY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER From the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree comes a cure-all for our increasing emotional distance and loneliness-a smart, surprising, and thoroughly entertaining guide to help build better friendships, reignite love, and get closer to others, whether you're an extrovert or introvert, socially adept or socially anxious. Can you judge a book by its cover Is a friend in need truly a friend indeed Does love conquer all Is no man an island In Plays Well with Others, Eric Barker dives into these age-old maxims drawing on science to reveal the truth beyond the conventional wisdom about human relationships. Combining his compelling storytelling and humor, Barker explains what hostage negotiation techniques and marital arguments have in common, how an expert con-man lied his way into a twenty-year professional soccer career, and why those holding views diametrically opposed to our own actually have the potential to become our closest, most trusted friends. Inside you will learn: The two things essential to making friends - and what Dale Carnegie got wrong. What creates love, reignites love, and sustains love. (There's no Build-A-Bear store for a happy marriage but this is close.) The ethical and effective way to get your partner to change. How social media can actually improve relationships. The antidote to loneliness and why what we usually hear doesn't work. And so much more. The book is packed with high-five-worthy stories about the greatest female detective to ever live, the most successful liar to ever open his mouth, genius horses, thieving hermits, the perils of perfect memories, and placebos. Leveraging the best evidence available-free of platitudes or magical thinking-Barker analyzes multiple sides of an issue before rendering his verdict. What he's uncovered is surprising, counterintuitive, and timely-and will change the way you interact in the world and with those around you just when you need it most.
  • Author: Eric Barker

  • Format: Paperback
  • Tags: Business, December-2022, Health & Family, November-2022, Self-help
  • Barcode: 9780063252875
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