Emotional Stereotypes

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Research provides empirical support for many of these postulated emotional correlates: for example, Sermat (1980) as well as Loucks (1974) reported data linking loneliness with hostility. In a study done at UCLA, Russell et at., (1978) found lonely students were apt to feel "angry", "self- enclosed", "empty", and "awkward". These students also described them- selves as tense, restless and anxious. Similar results were obtained among a sample of senior citizens studied by Perlman, Gerson and Spinner (1978). Another consistent finding has been that lonely individuals have a basically negative outlook: for instance, lonely respondents report being less happy, less satisfied, and more pessimistic (Russell et al., 1978; Perlman et al., 1978). When
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