A loneliness Epidemic in a COVID-19 Pandemic

What factors are related to loneliness in middle and older aged people? 

Inspired by his recent paper in Psychological Medicine (March 2020), Drew Altschul has written an article for Psychology Today exploring who may be at highest risk of becoming lonely during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read the article online on Psychology Today's website




Drew is a research psychologist at the University of Edinburgh. His current work lies at the intersection of quantitative psychology, epidemiology, and public health.



Original Research paper 

Altschul, D., Iveson, M., & Deary, I. (2020). Generational differences in loneliness and its psychological and sociodemographic predictors: An exploratory and confirmatory machine learning study. Psychological Medicine,1-10. doi:10.1017/S0033291719003933