John Cacioppo

Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience
University of Chicago

What He Studies

The neural, hormonal, and genetic mechanisms underlying the social structures and processes that define social species, and their effect on cognition, emotion, behavior, and health—an approach that he termed “social neuroscience.”

in the news

All by Myself: Is Loneliness Bad for You?

If you're happily married but want to be alone all the time, is it healthy? Or does solitude start a vicious circle?
— The Guardian


Loneliness Has Serious Health Risks and the Solution Is Social

Older adults with the highest levels of loneliness are nearly twice as likely to die prematurely than those with the lowest levels of loneliness.
— The Conversation


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