Can loneliness be contagious?

December 1, 2009 9:46:14 AM PST
Researchers now suspect that loneliness can spread like a bad cold. Researchers wanted to know how people who are often lonely affect others in their social circle.

Findings show that lonely people share their loneliness and it can drag others into a cycle of solitude.

This story appears in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.