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Solitude: Alone but Resilient

Project description

Exploring the link between solitude and resilience

Solitude is different from loneliness. Solitude does not have to be negative; it can be a constructive and rewarding time. The EU-funded SOAR project will investigate what makes some people more psychologically resilient to solitude. It will also explain why some experience fewer of the negative and more of the positive emotions associated with it. Conducting interviews and a field experiment with older adults, the project will build a conceptual model through open science methods. Moreover, it will explore what solitude and related psychological resilience – as a coping response – means to people in different circumstances. The findings will shed light on the self-processes and the role of the self in relation to interpersonal interactions and society.

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
Net EU contribution
€ 1 429 700,84
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 429 700,84
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 52 690,16
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00