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Loneliness, Children

  • By: Julie Paquette MacEvoy & Steven R. Asher
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Researchers generally agree that loneliness involves an awareness that one's social and personal relationships are deficient and that this awareness is accompanied by emotions of sadness, emptiness, or longing. In the 1980s, researchers became interested in studying children's ...

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