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Feb 26 notes - Costs of social isolation Humans work and...

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Costs of social isolation Humans work and live in groups… Human life in ancestral environments - Family - Band structure - Ad hoc hunting or gathering groups Modern life…human groups of many kinds - Family - Friends - Work groups - National groups - Identity groups (race, gender, religion) lack of social connection has a negative consequences for subjective well-being Depression - Recurring link to loneliness - Scheduling social contact is a key element of many cognitive-behavioral treatments for depression Marriage, divorce, bereavement - Positive consequences of marriage - Negative consequences of divorce and bereavement - Through we know there is adaptation for these things too… And possibly, health consequences Williams et al heart disease study - Five year survival rate of 82% of those married or close confidant - 50% among those without Colon et al Leukemia study - 20% of those who reported little social support were alive - 54% of those with strong social support were alive
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Difficulty in these studies is ruling out the confounds… Recent experimental work has focused on ostracism
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