Why do humans need social connections?

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Why do humans need social connections? by Mind Map: Why do humans need social connections?

1. #1 A deep of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people.

1.1. ex1: We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong.

1.2. ex2: We may think about desires to belong, to be accepted, to connect with others, to be loved.

2. #2 Lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure.

2.1. ex1: The stress due to conflict in relationships leads to increased inflammation levels in the body

2.2. ex2: Strong social connection leads to a 50% increased chance of longevity.

3. #3 People who feel more connected to others have lower rates of anxiety and depression.

3.1. ex1: Social connectedness therefore generates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional and physical well-being.

3.2. ex2: Low social connection has been generally associated with declines in physical and psychological health

4. #4 Despite its importance for health, sociological research suggests that social connectedness is decreasing in the US.

4.1. ex1: The declines of number of confidants from three to one between 1985 and 2004 means why people seek phycological counseling.

4.2. ex2: Those who are not socially connected are more vulnerable and who tend to further increase their isolation.