loneliness

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families, and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? The answer may be no, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Quality social relationships boost well-being and may be as important to people under… Read more

More than one in three young adults aged 18 to 25 reported problematic levels of loneliness, according to a new report from Swinburne University and VicHealth. We surveyed 1,520 Victorians aged 12 to 25, and examined their experience of loneliness. We also asked about their symptoms of depression and social anxiety. Overall, one in four… Read more

Middle-aged people are lonelier than older adults and young people, new research suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 38,000 people in the U.K. who took part of the BBC Loneliness Experiment last year. The lead researchers are: Professor Christina Victor, Brunel University London, Professor Manuela Barreto, University of Exeter, and Professor Pamela Qualter, University of Manchester… Read more

In Japan, according to a recent survey by the Cabinet Office, 20% of elderly women and 25% of elderly men often feel lonely in everyday life because they have little social contact with other people. Indeed, 25% of the elderly have nobody who they can rely on when they have health problems, which has led… Read more

Sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in much the same way as people with social anxiety, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found. Furthermore, that alienating vibe makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others. Worse still, well-rested people feel lonely after just a brief… Read more