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The Power of Friendship in the Era of COVID-19

The Power of Friendship in the Era of COVID-19
Friendship is a powerful asset. Those friends closest to you can hold you up in the lowest of times and celebrate you during the highest times of your life.

As we move through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 era, friendship is especially helpful -- possibly in more ways than one.

In her book, Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond, Lydia Denworth discusses friendship’s biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. She shares how 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.

Listen as Lydia joins Dr. Peeke to explain why putting positive relationships at the center of our lives is so critical, perhaps now more than ever.


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Featured Speaker:
Lydia Denworth, Science Journalist
Lydia Denworth is a science journalist and author. She is the contributing editor for Scientific American and writes the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Spectrum and many other publications.