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Older Adults Have Smaller Social Networks But Enjoy Greater Well-being

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 […]

35% Of Young Adults Are Lonely – And It Affects Their Mental Health

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 […]

Middle Aged People Are Lonelier Than Older And Younger Ones

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. […]

Lack Of Sleep Leads To Social Withdrawal And Loneliness

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 […]