Dr. Robert Coplan (Carleton University) will receive the 2020 Pickering Award for Outstanding Contribution to Developmental Psychology in Canada and present his research at this year’s Pickering Public Lecture.

Date: March 11th, 2021

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Location: Virtual (Zoom); ASL interpretation will be provided.

Title: Unravelling the Paradox of Solitude in Childhood & Adolescence

Abstract: Never has it been more important to consider the causes and consequences of solitude for well-being and mental health. This presentation will describe a program of research that has explored the complex links between experiences of solitude and socio-emotional functioning from early childhood to emerging adulthood. This research includes an examination of: (1) both the costs and benefits of solitude; (2) different “reasons” why children and adolescents spend time in solitude; (3) the implications of spending too much versus not enough time alone; and (4) how these processes play out at different stages of development and across cultures.

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