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Different Friends and Different Times

Different Friends and Different Times
Selfless: The Social construction of You
November 21, 2023

This season Brian explores some of the topics from his book “Selfless: The Social Construction of You”. Specifically, how we see ourselves, and how our relationships and social interactions shape the way we live. Even before the pandemic, there was evidence our social lives were fraying. Engagement in social clubs, civic organizations, churches have been in decline and the traditional ways of meeting new people has lost ground to apps and smartphones. So what does this mean for modern day friendships, and what we all need from these connections?

Brian Lowery

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Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a social psychologist by training. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2001 with a minor in statistical methods.

Danielle Bayard Jackson

Danielle Bayard Jackson

Friendship Coach and Educator
Danielle Bayard Jackson

Anita Gupta

Anita Gupta

Associate Dean, NYU

Riley and Kenji Enright

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