Social Isolation, Participation and Impact on Mental Health


Kristin T. Rowe (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

Classic and contemporary theories, based on evolutionary, social, and developmental perspectives, argue that humans are motivated from the very earliest days of life to seek, establish and maintain social interactions and close relationships with others. For any species with a social nature, isolation from other con-specific members is an environmental deprivation of a basic need. This book examines participation in society and the impact social isolation has on mental health. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Social Participation and Environmental Barriers among Aging Canadians: Distribution and Differences in Gender, Age and Location
(Daniel Naud, & Mélanie Levasseur, From the Research Center on Aging, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Canada)

Social Isolation and Psychological Adjustment among Early Adolescent Immigrants
(Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez, Ye Ri Choi, School of Social Work, University of Montreal, Canada, and other)

Loneliness, Inhibition, and Friendlessness: Associations with Adolescents’ Appearance-Related Concerns, Attractiveness, and Teasing about Appearance
(Haley J. Webb, Samantha Ferguson and Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck, Griffith University, School of Applied Psychology and Griffith Health Institute, Behavioural Basis of Health, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia)

At What Time and for how long for the Social Need to be Deprived are Important for the Outcome – Interpretation of the Effects of Isolation Rearing by Developmental Timing and Persistence in Rat Models
(Yia-Ping Liu, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, and other)


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