This reference work offers a comprehensive compilation of current psychological research related to the construct of solitude Explores numerous psychological perspectives on solitude, including those from developmental, neuropsychological, social, personality, and clinical psychology Examines different developmental periods across the lifespan, and across a broad range of contexts, including natural environments, college campuses, relationships, meditation, and cyberspace Includes contributions from the leading international experts in the field Covers concepts and theoretical approaches, empirical research, as well as clinical applications
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This book is the second volume of an interdisciplinary study, chiefly one of philosophy and psychology, which concerns personality, especially the abnormal in terms of states of aloneness, primarily that of the negative emotional isolation customarily known as loneliness.
From texting and social networking sites to after-school activities, young people have many opportunities to interact with one another, and yet loneliness and isolation trouble today's youth in increasing numbers.
What does loneliness tell us?"Be it chronic or acute, slight or significant, loneliness is proof of our relational design. At the core of our being is this truth--we are designed for and defined by our relationships," former pastors Plass and Cofield write. "We were born with a relentless longing to participate in the lives of others. Fundamentally, we are relational souls."
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Loneliness is a painful awareness that one’s social relationships are less numerous or meaningful than one desires. Loneliness does not necessarily coincide with aloneness. To feel lonely is to feel excluded from a group, unloved by those surrounding oneself, unable to share one’s private concerns, or alienated from those in one’s surroundings. In 2018, CIGNA conducted a survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults and found that (a) roughly 54% are lonely and (b) Generation Z (adults ages 18-22) is the loneliest generation. This seminar will examine the latest research on loneliness and ways to cope with loneliness. Furthermore, as a course that introduces the student to the college experience, it strives to build a learning community, sharpen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, enhance effective communication through writing assignments and oral presentations, improve information literacy, apply the University’s Christian mission, and hone life-management skills, including a proactive approach to lifelong learning.