Psychology of LonelinessSemester Course

Psychology of Loneliness, elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Human Development, Psychology, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

What is loneliness and what causes it? Is it the nature of our human condition? Is it a feeling or a thought? Does age, personality, or social contact matter? Topics to be considered are the causes and consequences of loneliness from a psychological perspective and the impact of modern society; sources of resilience and vulnerabilities; implications of loneliness vs. aloneness or solitude; and interventions for alleviating loneliness. Cultural implications and the Scandinavian perspective are also explored.


Amanda Killian

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A. in Psychology from (California State University Fullerton, 2013). IMQRES research fellow in Cognitive Psychology (Macquarie University, 2016-2019). Taught in the United States, Australia, and has developed graduate psychology programs in Germany. In addition to her teaching experience she works as freelance behavioral science consultant and at DIS Stockholm in Student Life. With DIS since 2021