Solitude versus Loneliness

Being alone should not be misunderstood for loneliness. Being alone does not necessarily mean one is lonely in fact, having some alone time is beneficial to our well-being.

Oct 18

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Mindfulness towards Social Rejection

Engaging in Mindfulness practices makes us kinder and increases our motivation to help others, especially in a situation of a social rejection.

Oct 4

Categories: Emotional Abuse, Health Psychology, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, ...

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Causes of Eating Disorders

People who have low self-esteem or often doubt and feel nervous about themselves, have a high possibility of developing eating disorders. This group of people are said to have Insecure attachment.

Aug 21

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Does Using Facebook Make People Lonelier?

Does social media use strengthen relationships, or does it displace offline interactions? New research identifies compares two contradicting hypotheses on the complicated relationship between loneliness and social internet use.

Oct 11

Categories: Friendships, Other, Social Isolation

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After rejection, your brain subtly helps you make friends

Immediately after we've been shunned, a new study shows our brains engage a subtle mechanism that alters our sense of whether other people are making eye contact with us, so that we think it more likely that they are looking our way.

Jan 14

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage, Social Isolation

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Social Media, Loneliness, and Anxiety in Young People

Is there a role for social media in perpetuating anxiety through feelings of disconnection and loneliness? At first glance, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter seem to be a modern means of facilitating our connectedness with others, ...

Dec 16

Categories: Addictions, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. "Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?" asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. "No one, I…" And with that, Beryl’s cheer ...

Sep 19

Categories: Social Isolation

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What Loneliness Is Doing To Your Heart

You may have heard that loneliness is hazardous to your health - and can even lead to an early death. Now, an analysis of 23 scientific studies gives us numbers that reveal just how sick it can really make you. People with "poor social ...

Jul 18

Categories: Social Isolation

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The wealthier you get, the less social you are

Rich Americans aren't only getting richer. They're becoming more isolated from the rest of America, too. Rich Americans spend less time socializing with their family and neighbors - although they do spend more time socializing with friends. The ...

May 11

Categories: Social Isolation

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Understanding And Overcoming Loneliness

Many lonely people wish they had social plans or a bigger network of friends to call upon. But sometimes, even when they do, they avoid contact. And this can lead to a downward spiral of more loneliness.

Oct 1

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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Is it social pressure or human nature that we conform?

We copy other’s action, we copy other’s words, … Is this all in human nature? Solomon Asch propose that we conform to the norm and deny evidence of our own senses.

May 8

Categories: Other, Social Isolation

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Loneliness makes one hungrier

Loneliness could lead to adverse effects on your health. A new study looks at the possibility that loneliness causes one to feel hungrier than normal, which increases their food intake and put them at risk of obesity.

May 2

Categories: Social Isolation

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Use of Facebook Linked to Depression

More often than not, we find ourselves scrolling through one’s feeds. Comparing ourselves with them. This has been found to link to depressive symptoms. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter are all forms of social network that allows to connect with ...

Apr 11

Categories: Social Isolation

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Does loneliness affect life span?

Not exercising, being obese, smoking and abusing drugs are among the factors known to shorten people's life spans. Might being lonely or socially isolated have a similar effect?

Apr 9

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Social Isolation

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Textbook coverage of study increasingly biased

Asch’s studies is commonly known as a conformity experiment, however Asch’s studies arguably showed the power of one’s independence when faced with misguided majority. It has been found that most coverage of Asch’s work has grown ...

Mar 27

Categories: Other, Social Isolation

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