I didn’t plan to organize a symposium, but since the deadline for submissions was extended, I decided I’d give it a try – maybe there is someone among EARA members who would like to organise a symposium on loneliness among adolescents together? 😉
At the moment two presentations are prepared – one concerns social consequences of loneliness (how loneliness predicts being liked by others and liking others), and the other–which will be presented by Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, my colleague from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw–concerns how the level of self-esteem can affect the level of loneliness in time (this is a study including experimental treatment in the form of workshops for students).
In this way there is still room for two presenters from different countries. The idea is to discuss the role loneliness in adolescent development and everyday functioning.