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Being unempathic will make your loved ones feel lonelier: Loneliness in an evolutionary perspective

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Loneliness has been conceptualized as an alarm against social isolation under an evolutionary theoretical framework. Loneliness, as an adaptive feature, would have to be linked to environmental conditions and not only to the subjective evaluation of our social network. This research investigates lack of received empathy as an environmental trigger of the loneliness alarm. Lack of received empathy could explain previously observed correlations between loneliness and low satisfaction with socia...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.paid.2017.04.042

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Heatley Tejada, A More by this author
Montero, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Mexican National Council of Science and Technology More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Personality and Individual Differences Journal website
Volume:
116
Pages:
223-232
Publication date:
2017-05-04
Acceptance date:
2017-04-19
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ISSN:
0191-8869
Pubs id:
pubs:697298
URN:
uri:79fc9492-2261-4e2f-b758-deea2a3ca952
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uuid:79fc9492-2261-4e2f-b758-deea2a3ca952
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pubs:697298

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