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The Experience of Loneliness and Aloneness in the Urban Environment

Student: Aleksandra Bagieva

Supervisor: Alexander B. Orlov

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Counselling Psychology. Personality Studies (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2019

Master’s dissertation is devoted to studying the specifics of experiencing loneliness and aloneness in the urban environment. The urban environment in person’s experiencing of loneliness and aloneness is supposed to have a therapeutic effect. The aim of the research is to differentiate the phenomenon of loneliness and the phenomenon of aloneness experienced in the urban environment. Methods that are used in the research: semi-structured interview and Thematic Apperception Test (with using own photographic materials as a stimuli). The study involved 12 people: 8 female and 4 male between age 19 and 55. Each person visited 2 appointments approximately 55 minutes each. As a result, we found out that the experiencing of loneliness in the urban environment can be transformed into the experiencing of aloneness which leads a person to a more fulfilling life.

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