Loneliness and Learning
According to studies lonely children who showed a pattern of general social withdrawal became more deficient in social skills over time
The analogue social network
Have you ever felt like you wanted to reach out to someone
What are we Saying?
1. By redefining the way people think about the word lonely we hope to shift the societal ignominy of admitting a sense of loneliness.
2. By reaching out to others, and sharing words
that take time and effort to create we hope to start a revolution in which vulnerability is
supported and encouraged.
3. Propogate a way of engaging & communicating with others that is inclusive and generous.
4. Eventually we hope to create a book and/or art series that becomes a resource for others to read during spells of loneliness and...
Research Articles Linked
Loneliness an Epidemic?
"According to study conducted by the Harvard School of Medicine 1/5 people suffer from the feeling of loneliness; which adversely can effect health..."
Loneliness and the Elderly
"Elderly individuals, who are already experiencing decline in immune function, are more likely to identify as lonely..."
Loneliness and its Mechanisms
"Negative social expectations tend to elicit behaviors from others that confirm the lonely persons’ expectations, thereby setting in motion a self-fulfilling prophecy in which lonely people actively distance themselves from would-be social partners even as they believe that the cause of the social distance is attributable to others and is beyond their own control. This self-reinforcing loneliness loop is accompanied by feelings of hostility, stress, pessimism, anxiety, and low self-esteem and represents a dispositional tendency that activates neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms that contribute to adverse health outcomes."