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Welcome to our Solitude Lab website. In this lab, we study solitude, whether it be a life choice, a spontaneous desire, or a momentary experience. 

On this page, you will find all the information about the current projects that our team is working on.

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Selected papers

Zhou, T., Liao, L., Nguyen, T. T., Li, D., & Liu, J. (2023) Solitude Profiles and Psychological Adjustment in Chinese Late Adolescence: A Person-centered Research. Frontiers in Psychiatry. Doi:

Nguyen, T. T., Taylor-Bower, E., & Yau, K. (under review). Solitude in Context: A Systematic Review of How Social Norms and Physical Environment Shape Perceptions of Solitary Experiences. PsyArXiv. Doi:

Weinstein, N. Hansen, H., & Nguyen, T. T. (2022). Definitions of Solitude in Everyday Life. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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).

Nguyen, T. T., Werner, K. M., & Soenens, B. (2019). Embracing me-time: Motivation for solitude during transition to college. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 571-591.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2018). Solitude as an approach to affective self-Regulation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(1), 92-106. Doi: 

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