TITLE

America: Land of Loners?

AUTHOR(S)
Akst, Daniel
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Wilson Quarterly;Summer2010, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the decline of interpersonal relationships, specifically friendship, in the U.S. The author references the three types of friendship observed by Greek philosopher Aristotle, including the highest level that is the shared pursuit of virtue. The author examines how online social networks have affected interactions in the real world. The author cites research that has revealed that friendships are becoming less meaningful. Research on loneliness is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
52106653

 

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