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.
Field of science
- /social sciences/psychology/psychotherapy
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