A Skill Deficit Approach to Loneliness
Issues regarding aloneness and loneliness have become increasingly prevalent in recent years as our society has become more urbanized and mobile and as families have become less stable. In this paper, I first discuss some consequences of aloneness, then briefly survey different approaches to loneliness, and finally describe a skill deficit approach and its implications for prevention and treatment.
KeywordsSocial Network Social Skill Social Isolation Skill Deficit Pleasant Event
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