Guest: Prof. Dr. Maike Luhmann
The Corona Crisis, with its massive contact restrictions, provides a sad basis for researchers from all disciplines to explore the fatal effects of isolation and loneliness. At the same time, the current situation provides countless new proofs for the insight that nothing can influence a person's quality of life and lifespan as positively as stable social contacts, appreciation and participation in community life. It is worthwhile to explore the causes of loneliness and to create sustainable solutions.
Prof. Dr. Maike Luhmann is a loneliness researcher and professor of psychological methodology at the Ruhr University in Bochum. She heads the Research Unit 'Psychological Methodology' . Her research focuses on 'Subjective Well-Being', 'Life Satisfaction', 'Loneliness', 'Life Events' and 'Personality Development'.