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Experiencing Loneliness in a World of Online Social Connection

experiencing loneliness in a world of online social connection

Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but a persistent and consistent feeling of being alone can be a terrible burden. And In today’s society, with the constant buzz of online social interaction, it’s so much easier to feel isolated and left out. It’s ironic because the instant gratification of a social media post “like” or comment is not the...

The psychology of loneliness

Edited by Jill Wright,

the psychology of loneliness

It seems that one of the consequences of modern life is a growing epidemic of loneliness. In Britain, loneliness is increasingly being viewed as a serious public health issue, particularly in those older than 60, that is beginning to be addressed by local government programs and the National Health Service. As the fascinating New York Times article reveals, fire brigades...

Seven ways to fight loneliness

Edited by Jill Wright,

By the time the majority of the Psychology Melbourne team gets back from our short end-of-year holiday, most of us will have spent precious time with our families, some of whom live interstate or overseas. Because of the particular work we do, we are more likely than most people to be aware of how lucky we are to have people...