My name is Dr. Thuy-vy Nguyen [pronounced: Twee-vee Nween] and I study solitude.
If you are interested in reading about what I have published on this topic, check out my CV here.
If you are interested in short reads on solitude and solo-experiences, feel free to explore the tabs at the top of the page and click on SHORT READS.
On this page, you will find all the information about my current projects.
Nguyen, T. T., Weinstein, N., & Ryan, R. M. (2022). Who enjoys solitude? autonomous functioning (but not introversion) predicts self-determined motivation (but not preference) for solitude. Plos one, 17(5), e0267185. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267185
Weinstein, N., Nguyen, T. T., & Hansen, H. (2021). What time alone offers: narratives of solitude from adolescence to older adulthood. Frontiers in psychology, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.714518
Nguyen, T. T., Weinstein, N., & Deci, E. (2022). Alone With Our Thoughts: Investigation of Autonomy Supportive Framing as a Driver of Enjoyment During Quiet Time in Solitude. Collabra: Psychology, 8(1).
Doctor of Philosophy
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
Short reads and podcasts
by Jen Rose Smith at Virtuoso
by Lennart Pyritz at Deutschlandfunk
by Thuy-vy Nguyen at Aeon Magazine
by Micaela Marini Higgs at the New York Times
by Colin Dwyer at NPR Life Kit
by Christian Jarrett at BPS Research Digest
by Shelby Lorman at Business Insider UK
by A. Pawlowski at Today.com
La littérature, source d'empathie et de cohésion sociale
by Massimo Salgaro and Adrian van der Weel at Le Point