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Isolation, Health Effects

  • By: Kathi L. Heffner
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social epidemiologists have traditionally defined social isolation as low levels of social integration, indexed by fewer and less diverse social connections with others. Conversely, higher levels of social integration are evidenced by increased numbers of various social ties, including ties with ...

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