When:
Friday, May 15, 2020 2:30p -
3:30p

Where:
Online event
Internet
Cambridge, MA 02138

EventScheduled OnlineEventAttendanceMode

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
www.cambridgeforum.org

CAMBRIDGE FORUM presents "LOCKED-DOWN AMERICANS: Isolation and Loneliness in 21st Century".


Social distancing has been especially hard on humans, as social animals we are wired for connection. But the present pandemic didn’t cause the isolation issue it just exacerbated it. In 2018, 28% of adult households in the U.S. were single person households and 63% of the adult population remained unmarried. But we are not happier, over 35% of adult Americans report themselves to be chronically lonely, up from 20% in 1990.


J. W. Freiberg’s latest book "Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone" looks at the problem of chronic loneliness through his unique lens as a social psychologist (PhD, UCLA) turned lawyer (JD, Harvard) His case studies are infused with the latest brain science which reveals that loneliness is actually a sensation, like hunger or thirst, not an emotion like anger, which we can talk ourselves out of. So how do we surmount this current crisis and help to create healthy connections going forward, in our own lives and in the lives of our children?


Please register, as there are some optional questions for you to fill out in advance of the audience participation section of the program.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 15, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: CAMBRIDGE FORUM presents LOCKED-DOWN AMERICANS: Isolation and Loneliness in 21st Century.


Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register

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