Manuel, England, London discussed on The Science Hour

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But yeah i mean it was it was locked the positive but i am interesting could so important keep your friends and family from home close indeed well the survey has been developed by psychologists from three british universities in a combination with the welcome collection in london and we'll have details on how you can take part later but first claudia hammond speights he one of the team professor manuel but at a from the university of exeter in england he started my explaining how loneliness is common at any time in life there isn't a particular lie stage that where people experience more loan more loneliness at you can experience at any time what might differ across live sages is the particular drivers of loneliness of course so while they're certain ages all saddened stages of life where it is more comment i'd say that they can be stages where it is more common because this particular drivers might be more common at that lie stage the for example if we think about a life transitions being a major driver ed loneliness you have transitions in i stages ride so ski kids change school they can also change country for example but you're going to have more life transitions later on specially when it comes to bereavement widowhood and so on so you you will have them later in life and i think it's interesting to think about what loneliness actually means because it's not the same as being alone is it when we conducted our previous survey like this again in collaboration with the welcome collection we've looking at the topic of rest in one of our big findings was that people wanted more time alone to really rest so sometimes we light being alone so where does loneliness come into it what was the difference exactly so we're being an non can be a very pleasant experience of course as many of us know who are busy every day with lots of people being alone is something we might actually be looking forward to doing no loneliness is a subject a feeling that they're the quantity or the quality more importantly of our social network of social relations isn't quite as we wish them to be and it's very associated with feelings like lack of.

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