Loneliness and social network appear to make independent contributions to immunity
A new study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh confirms how college challenges both mind and body, by demonstrating that lonely first-year students mounted a weaker immune response to the flu shot than did other students. The study appears in the May issue of Health Psychology, which is published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The research team, headed by doctoral student Sarah Pressman and pioneering health psychologist Sheldon Cohen, PhD, also found that social isolation, measured by the size of a students social network, and feelings of loneliness each independently compromised the students immunity. Thus both objective and subjective aspects of social life appear related to health.
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