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  • Elaine Benardout

Understanding Loneliness

Does new research shed light on this all too common feeling?

Loneliness
Loneliness

Psychology today have written an interesting article about new research on the two major causes of loneliness and what can be done to minimise the effects.


KEY POINTS

  • Research suggests that social identity and emotion regulation explain over one-third of the variance in loneliness.

  • People with a history of mental illness feel more lonely and experience more rumination.

  • Emotion dysregulation and loss of social identity impact one’s perceptions, making one feel more alone and less supported.






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