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Our Shared Loneliness  

A friend of mine lives in Healdsburg, a beautiful town in Northern California. A few years ago, David invited his aunt and uncle (in their mid-sixties) and his aunt’s mother (in her mid-eighties) over for Thanksgiving.  How Our Screens Divide Us  David’s uncle and aunt sat on the sofa and immediately turned on their iPads. […]

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Our Shared Loneliness | Anthony Silard’s Latest in Psychology Today

Do you know the difference between loneliness and solitude? Read more about how valuable this is, here.

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In Times of Social Distancing, Transform Loneliness into Solitude and Social Engagement

Social distancing will hopefully come to an end in the not-too-distant future. Why? Because we need each other. We are social animals that, as social psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary document, need to belong to social groups to survive and thrive. The global recommendations of social distancing seem necessary; yet we must understand the social implications.  The Unprecedented […]

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