The Psychological Journey To and From Loneliness - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128156186

The Psychological Journey To and From Loneliness

1st Edition

Development, Causes, and Effects of Social and Emotional Isolation

Authors: Ami Rokach
Paperback ISBN: 9780128156186
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th April 2019
Page Count: 308
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The Psychological Journey To and From Loneliness: Development, Causes, and Effects of Social Isolation examines what causes loneliness, its cyclical nature and subsequent effects, and what can be done to reduce it. Analyzing the different experience of loneliness in childhood, adolescence, and middle and old age, the book also covers how loneliness affects various populations. Different types of loneliness, such as intimate, relational and collective are discussed, as is the measurement of loneliness, the differences between loneliness, social isolation and solitude, and the positive functions that loneliness can serve. The book concludes with an exploration of psychotherapy and other potential coping mechanisms.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest research on the development, causes and effects of loneliness
  • Studies loneliness in childhood, adolescence, and middle and old age
  • Outlines what can be done to limit the negative effects of loneliness on an individual
  • Looks at how childhood, cultural, religious and other influences affect loneliness


Social and clinical psychology researchers; mental health clinicians; graduate level psychology students

Table of Contents

  1. Belonging, the Essence of Life Satisfaction, Health, and Society
    2. Three of Humankind's Universal Experiences: Loneliness, Illness, and Death
    3. What is the Experience We Call Loneliness
    4. The Effects that Loneliness has on Our Emotions, Physical Health, Cognitions, and General Well-Being
    5. Causes of Loneliness
    6. Loneliness Throughout the Life Cycle
    7. Loneliness of Marginalized Groups
    8. Loneliness Experience by Clinicians
    9. Intimate Relations, Love, and Loneliness
    10. Coping with Loneliness and Addressing its Pain
    11. How Can Psychotherapy Help


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About the Author

Ami Rokach

Dr. Rokach is a clinical psychologist, specializing in treating and researching loneliness, anxiety conditions, and traumatic experiences. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, and teaches in the psychology departments of York University (Canada), The Centre for Academic Studies (Israel), and Walden University (USA). He is the author/editor of six books and over 100 academic papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

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