The Science of Loneliness

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  • Masi, Christoper M, Chen, Hsi-Yuan, Hawkley, Louise C & Cacioppo, John T (2011) A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness Personality and Social Psychology Review 15:29
  • Swinburne University (2016) Loneliness can lead to poor mental health Media Release 1 July
  • Fowler, James H, Christakis, Nicholas A (2008) Dynamic spread of happiness in large scale network:  longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study  British Medical Journal, December 4
  • Harvard Medical School (2008) Happiness Is ‘Infectious’ In Networks Of Friends:  Collective – Not Just Individual – Phenomenon  Science Daily 5 December