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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/psychology/psychotherapy

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 482 391

Beneficiaries (1)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 482 391
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments