Solitude as Resilience

Many of the current projects I am working on are in collaboration with Dr. Netta Weinstein and Heather Hansen whose research focuses on adaptive self-regulation and well-being. We work together on a program of research supported by the ERC Starting Grant (PI: Netta Weinstein) to investigate resiliency in solitude. This program of research will use representative samples and experimental design to broaden understanding of causal effects of psychological processes and environmental factors affecting individuals' solitary experiences.

Collaborators

RESILIENCE

This project uses mixed-method approach to explore aspects of resilient experiences in solitude, and compare differences across age groups.

Publication: Weinstein, N., Nguyen, T. T., Hansen, H. What Time Alone Offers: Narratives of Solitude From Adolescence to Older Adulthood. Frontiers in Psychology. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.714518

MEANING IN SOLITUDE

This project uses qualitative interviews of a diverse sample of participants in the United Kingdom to explore the concept of meaning within solitary experience.

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Netta Weinstein
Associate Professor

School of Psychology

University of Reading

Email:

n.weinstein@reading.ac.uk

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Heather Hansen
Research Associate

School of Psychology

University of Reading

Email:

heather.j.hansen@gmail.com