Psychology of LonelinessSummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Human Development, Psychology, Sociology
Location: Stockholm
Session 1

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.


Hannaneh Yazdi

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm-Sweden, 2020-2024 M.Sc. in Project Management, Northumbria University, Newcastle-United Kingdom, 2012 - 2013 M.Sc. in International Project Management, Chalmers University Gothenburg-Sweden, 2011 - 2013 B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Azad University, Tehran-Iran, 2005 - 2010 , PhD Candidate in Clinical Neuroscience / Karolinska Institutet / Stockholm, Sweden / July 2020 – Present Various positions in Research and Development ( Program Office Manager, Portfolio Office Manager, Strategy Analyst, and Clinical Neuroscience Researcher-Industrial PhD Candidate) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / March 2015– March 2023 Guest Lecturer & Examiner in Project Psychology for International Project Management Master's Program / Chalmers University of Technology/ Gothenburg, Sweden / Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Experienced in organizational culture and team development: Leader of Human Leaders Community / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Aug 2021 – Dec 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Champion (initiator of cognitive diversity inside the organization) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Jan 2018 – Mar 2019 TEDxKI speaker (Taking a Spiral journey to Authentic Diversity) / Stockholm, Sweden / March 2022. With DIS since 2023.