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A Skill Deficit Approach to Loneliness

  • Richard R. Bootzin
Part of the Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect book series (ASCA, volume 7)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Social Network Social Skill Social Isolation Skill Deficit Pleasant Event 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard R. Bootzin
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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