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Living in a Lonely World (SOP74): Half of Americans say they are lonely and the average person reports having only one close friend. Loneliness can also make us sick, contributing to heart disease, depression, suicide and cognitive decline. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of...

Living in a Lonely World (SOP74): Half of Americans say they are lonely and the average person reports having only one close friend. Loneliness can also make us sick, contributing to heart disease, depression, suicide and cognitive decline. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of...

FromSpeaking of Psychology


Living in a Lonely World (SOP74): Half of Americans say they are lonely and the average person reports having only one close friend. Loneliness can also make us sick, contributing to heart disease, depression, suicide and cognitive decline. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of...

FromSpeaking of Psychology

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Length:
46 minutes
Released:
Feb 13, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode

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Half of Americans say they are lonely and the average person reports having only one close friend. Loneliness can also make us sick, contributing to heart disease, depression, suicide and cognitive decline. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, explains the science behind why social connectedness is so essential for our health. Help us learn more about you. Please take our audience survey at http://www.apa.org/sopsurvey
Released:
Feb 13, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode