Psychology of LonelinessSemester Course

Psychology of Loneliness, elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Human Development, Psychology, Sociology
Paused Course
This course is currently paused for the Fall 2023 semester. It will run in other semesters.
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.