Psychology & Psychiatry

Age, gender and culture 'predict loneliness'

Young people, men and people in "individualistic" societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Negative financial shock increases loneliness in older adults

Older adults suffering a financial shock, defined as a loss of income, experienced elevated levels of loneliness, but this effect decreased during the Great Recession, according to a new report published in the journal Social ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to ease loneliness and feel more connected

As the COVID-19 crisis has hammered America, its citizens have responded with the turtle defense. Encouraged by government stricture and rapidly evolving social norms, we've pulled heads, arms, and legs inside our shells, ...

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Loneliness

Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling in which a person feels a strong sense of emptiness and solitude resulting from inadequate levels of social relationships. However, it is a subjective experience. Loneliness has also been described as social pain - a psychological mechanism meant to alert an individual of isolation and motivate her/him to seek social connections.

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