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I. Social causes of Depression A. Coming from a new environment is very difficult, especially when there is a larger group that you have to meet, live, and study with. Being able to adapt with these changes and meeting new people is crucial to happiness. 1. The upshot of 50 years of happiness research is that the quantity and quality of a person's social connections—friendships, relationships with family members, closeness to neighbors, etc.—is so closely related to well-being and personal happiness the two can practically be equated a. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/raising_happiness/post/happiness_is_being_socially_connected/ b. People with many friendships are less likely to experience sadness, loneliness, low-self esteem, and problems with eating and sleeping. 2. Loneliness is the feeling of being alone, where one has a deep sense of emptiness, worthlessness, lack of control, and personal threat. The AARP The Magazine survey revealed that people suffer from loneliness every day. Loneliness can lead to depression, and many students who go away to college experience feelings to loneliness and sadness stemming from the loss of contact with their
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course COMS 102 taught by Professor Stauffer during the Winter '08 term at Cal Poly.

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