Nicholas A. Christakis Quotes & Sayings

23 most famous Nicholas A. Christakis quotes and sayings (scientist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“I'm not suggesting that social scientists stop teaching and investigating classic topics like monopoly power, racial profiling and health inequality. But everyone knows that monopoly power is bad for markets, that people are racially biased and that illness is unequally distributed by social class.”
“The social sciences offer equal promise for improving human welfare; our lives can be greatly improved through a deeper understanding of individual and collective behavior. But to realize this promise, the social sciences, like the natural sciences, need to match their institutional structures to today's intellectual challenges.”
“Social media and the Internet haven't changed our capacity for social interaction any more than the Internet has changed our ability to be in love or our basic propensity to violence, because those are such fundamental human attributes.”
Nicholas A. Christakis Quotes
“One reason citizens, politicians and university donors sometimes lack confidence in the social sciences is that social scientists too often miss the chance to declare victory and move on to new frontiers.”
Nicholas A. Christakis Quotes
“What constrains or enables the capacity of human beings to work in groups is not so much the technology, but rather the capacity of the human brain to have and monitor social interactions.”
Nicholas A. Christakis Quotes
“Everyday interactions we have with other people are definitely contagious, in terms of happiness.”
Nicholas A. Christakis Quotes
“We cannot understand our humanity just by studying individuals.”
“Whether we appreciate it or not, we live out our lives surrounded by an intricate pattern of social connections... We're all embedded in this network; it affects us profoundly and we may be unaware of its existence, of its effect on us.”
Nicholas A. Christakis Quotes
“It used to be thought that our genes were historically immutable and that it was not possible to imagine a conversation between culture and genetics.”
Nicholas A. Christakis Quotes
“My entire youth was spent with an incredibly ill parent... I don't think you can grow up that way and not be marked by that experience.”

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