Loneliness: A Social Developmental Analysis

Volume
Volume 6
Issue
Winter 1978
Title
Loneliness: A Social Developmental Analysis
Abstract

Loneliness is examined as a pervasive contemporary personal and social problem. Three kinds of loneliness are tentatively suggested and two underlying dynamics proposed. Loneliness is then analyzed with regard to its developmental origins in disrupted affectional bonds, rejection, and inadequately developed social skills. Culturally related attitudes toward biological conditions are briefly pointed out. The widespread nature of the loneliness experience is related to four sociologically based factors. Finally, existential loneliness is examined from the perspective of the Scriptures.

Author
Dr. C.W. Ellison
Pages
3 - 17
Price
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