The Handbook of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone

Robert J. Coplan, Julie C. Bowker
John Wiley & Sons, 2 dic. 2013 - 608 páginas
This reference work offers a comprehensive compilation of current psychological research related to the construct of solitude
  • Explores numerous psychological perspectives on solitude, including those from developmental, neuropsychological, social, personality, and clinical psychology
  • Examines different developmental periods across the lifespan, and across a broad range of contexts, including natural environments, college campuses, relationships, meditation, and cyberspace
  • Includes contributions from the leading international experts in the field
  • Covers concepts and theoretical approaches, empirical research, as well as clinical applications

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List of Contributors
Multiple Perspectives on the Study of Solitude
An Attachment Perspective on Loneliness
Psychoanalytic Perspectives
Issues of Assessment Theory
Dimensions of Solitude
The Causes and Consequences of Playing Alone
Lonelinessand Belongingness in the College Years
Distinct Constructs References 17 Single ina Society Preoccupiedwith Couples Are We aSocietyof Married Couplesora Society of The Demographics ...
Loneliness and Internet
Final Words and Future Directions
Seeking Solitude in Community
The Restorative Qualities ofBeing Alone with Nature
Social Anhedonia andSolitude
Social Anxiety Disorder and Emotional Solitude

I want to play with youbut I am shy
Social Groups Rejection
Social Withdrawal during Adolescence and Emerging
IntroversionSolitude and Subjective WellBeing
Social Approachand Avoidance Motivations
Expression of Behavioral Solitude in Personality Disorders
Ostracism and Solitude
Social Isolation amongOlder People
Anxious Solitude at School
Summary References 23 Loneliness and Social Isolation in Children with Autism
Playing Alone and with Others
The Role of Solitude
From Solitude
Solitude and Personality Disorders Personalityand PersonalityDisorders
Solitude andSpirituality
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Robert J. Coplan is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University and Director of the Pickering Centre for Research in Human Development. Dr. Coplan is co-editor of The Development of Shyness and Social Withdrawal (2010), and Social Development in Childhood and Adolescence: A Contemporary Reader (2011), and a former editor of the journal, Social Development.

Julie C. Bowker is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her research program focuses on the roles that close interpersonal relationships play in socio-emotional development and psychopathology during late childhood and early adolescence.

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