Experts Say Loneliness Isn’t Just a Social Problem — It’s Bad for Your Health, Too
Loneliness isn’t just a social problem — it’s a physical problem as well, as scientific research over the past decade has revealed in spades. Research into the topic has found links between social isolation and a variety of
Lonely People’s Divergent Thought Processes May Contribute to Feeling “Alone in a Crowded Room”
Lonely individuals’ neural responses differ from those of other people, suggesting that seeing the world differently may be a risk factor for loneliness regardless of friendships.
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on mental health, children’s referential informativeness, the benefits, barriers, and risks of big-team science, peer-victimization research, complex racial trauma, and much more.
Simple Steps for Managing Holiday Loneliness
The holidays are a time for joy and togetherness, but for many they can also spur feelings of loneliness. There aren’t comprehensive statistics for how many people feel starved for connection this time of year
Practical Ways to Alleviate Loneliness and Isolation Among Older Adults
Over 14 million older adults live alone in the U.S., according to the Administration on Aging. Unfortunately, loneliness and isolation are serious issues with deleterious health implications. Both are linked to decreased physical and mental
Loneliness Is a Public Health Emergency. Here’s What Helps, According to Experts
When the pandemic first began, many experts feared that even people who managed to avoid the virus would suffer from unprecedented levels of loneliness. What would happen when millions of people were told to stay