The Science of Loneliness & How to Foster Social Connectedness (video)
Lack of social connection impacts health and impedes flourishing. How can science support community-level policy solutions? Watch the video for a session on the loneliness epidemic.
Templeton World Charity Foundation's Global Flourishing Conference showcases the latest and most meaningful scientific advances in understanding how humans flourish across cultures, alongside innovative new tools and strategies that can foster greater flourishing.
This session engaged with the preeminent science on loneliness and social isolation and discussed the consequences that lack of meaningful connection and relationships have for human wellbeing and flourishing. It also explored where science can support and inform community-level policy solutions, as well as spotlighted innovative examples of programs that support development of healthy relationships.
Play the above video for insights into "The Science of Loneliness & How to Foster Social Connectedness."
Margarita Tarragona, Professor of the Practice, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Chikako Ozawa-de Silva, Professor of Japanese Studies & Anthropology, Emory University
Anthony Ong, Professor of Psychology, Cornell University
Hosted by broadcasting journalist, Redi Tlhabi.
Visit HumanFlourishing.org for more about the conference and the interdisciplinary community of researchers, practitioners, innovators, and policymakers focused on flourishing.