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Robert Coplan, Undergraduate Chair

Chancellor's Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Office:214D Social Sciences Research Building
Website:Dr. Coplan's Home Page

My research focuses on experiences of solitude across the lifespan and across cultures. In particular, I am interested in the development and implications of shyness, social withdrawal, and preference for solitude. My most recent research projects have focused on: (1) the costs and benefits of solitude in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; (2) the challenges faced by shy and anxious children at school; and (3) the meaning and implications of social withdrawal in different cultures.

Dr. Robert Coplan discusses Shyness in Childhood and the Carleton University Pickering Centre – YouTube