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Addressing Loneliness

Coping, Prevention and Clinical Interventions, 1st Edition

Edited by Ami Sha'ked, Ami Rokach

Psychology Press

268 pages

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This is a volume on loneliness and what can be done to address its pain. While most books simply describe loneliness from one author’s point of view, this volume includes a comprehensive review of the literature and employs top researchers in the field discuss their own research findings, conclusions and clinical experience. It explores the relationship between loneliness and sexuality, loneliness and optimism, and parental loneliness during pregnancy and childbirth. It also addresses loneliness throughout the life cycle in children, adolescents, the elderly and disabled, leading to a variety of coping and therapeutic modalities aimed at helping those who suffer from loneliness in its various forms.

Table of Contents

Prologue: What Do We Do About Loneliness? Ami Sha’ked and Ami Rokach PART I: Perspectives on Loneliness 1. Loneliness, Alienation, Solitude and Our Lives Ami Rokach 2. Cognitive and Motivational Roots of Universal Loneliness Ben Mijuskovic 3. Loneliness and Sexuality William Fisher 4. Students Loneliness during Cross-Cultural Adjustments Marie-Claire Patron PART 2: Coping with Loneliness 5. Coping With Loneliness during Childhood and Adolescence Michal Einav, Eyal Rosenstreich, Uzi Levi and Malka Margalit 6. Coping with Loneliness in Children with Disabilities Adi Sharabi 7. Children and Adolescents’ Coping with Loneliness Marilyn A Campbell 8. Coping with Loneliness at Work Sarah L. Wright 9. Addressing Loneliness in Romantic Relationships Ami Sha’ked 10. Optimism and Loneliness. Literature Review and Explanatory Models Hasida Ben-Zur 11. A Meaning-Centered Approach to Overcoming Loneliness during Hospitalization, Old Age, and Dying Paul T. P. Wong PART 3: Prevention and Clinical Interventions 12. Loneliness and Later Life. Concepts, Prevalence and Consequences Christina R. Victor 13. Loneliness Interventions in Students with Disabilities Shireen Pavri 14. Strategies to Prevent Loneliness Jenny De Jong Gierveld and Tineke Fokkema 15. Helping the "Poor Get Richer" – Successful Internet Loneliness Intervention Programs Sean S. Seepersad 16. Chronic Loneliness within an Attachment Framework. Processes and Interventions Enrico DiTommaso, Samantha R. Fizell, and Bryn A. Robinson Epilogue: Loneliness and Coping with It. Where Do We Go From Here? Ami Rokach & Ami Sha’ked

About the Editors

Ami Sha’ked received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is Associate Dean of the School of Psychology at the Center for Academic Studies, Israel, and co-founder and academic director of the Institute for Marriage and Family Studies, in Jerusalem.

Ami Rokach received his Ph.D. in psychology at Purdue University, and teaches in the psychology departments at York University (Toronto, Canada), Walden University (Minneapolis, United States), and The Center for Academic Studies (Tel-Aviv, Israel).

About the Series

Researching Social Psychology

The aim of this series is to make cutting-edge research available to graduate students, academics, and scholars in the field of social psychology and related disciplines.

Bringing together contributions from researchers and scholars based in the Americas, volumes reflect a broad understanding of social psychology and consider current and emerging issues relating to the study of human behavior and thought.

Each volume will be tightly focussed on a specialist topic and will make a conceptual contribution to the field by addressing existing literature, presenting detailed research, and advancing understanding or theory.

Example topics may relate to interpersonal relationships, social attitudes, intergroup relations, cyberbullying, gender and sexuality, climate change psychology, and sports psychology, as well as applied issues.

For information on publishing in this series, please contact Elsbeth Wright ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health