Conceptual relations between loneliness and culture.

@article{Staden2010ConceptualRB,
  title={Conceptual relations between loneliness and culture.},
  author={W van Staden and Kobus Coetzee},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={
          524-9
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To clarify ways in which loneliness and culture are connected conceptually. RECENT FINDINGS Loneliness may be distinguished from being alone or social isolation by a common property of loneliness across cultures - that is, an undesired absence of reciprocal empathic understanding. Cultural meanings shape the experience of loneliness in that they create expectations of the nature and the extent of closeness in relationships as well as social connectedness. Conversely, the… CONTINUE READING

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