This book seems appropriate in our current time of ‘social distancing’ and ‘lock-down’ – especially for those who live alone. It has been edited by Robert Coplan and Julie Bowker.
The publishers say:
“This reference work offers a comprehensive compilation of current psychological research related to the construct of solitude:
- Explores numerous psychological perspectives on solitude, including those from developmental, neuropsychological, social, personality, and clinical psychology
- Examines different developmental periods across the lifespan, and across a broad range of contexts, including natural environments, college campuses, relationships, meditation, and cyberspace
- Includes contributions from the leading international experts in the field
- Covers concepts and theoretical approaches, empirical research, as well as clinical applications …”
You can find out more – and view the book’s Table of Contents – from here.