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Isolation in the pandemic: A social experiment

How does isolation in the pandemic affect the social and emotional loneliness of teenagers ages 13-18?


Tishai Coke, Ameria Elliot, Milan Ndjiki


Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler

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The aim of this project is to determine how lack of human communication during the pandemic affects the mental well being of teenagers in New York City.

Some important questions addressed: 1) How does being isolated for long periods of time affect mental health? 2) How will teenagers citywide respond to De Jong Gierveld Loneliness scale, used to rate the amount of loneliness they feel due to isolation?

This page was originally developed by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.

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