SOCIAL ISOLATION

1. The voluntary or involuntary absence of having contact with others. 2. Experimental research. Separating an animal from other members of its species. Social isolation often produces abnormal behavioural and physiological changes in both animals and humans.

SOCIAL ISOLATION: "Social isolation can produce abnormal behaviour in animals."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOCIAL ISOLATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-isolation/ (accessed June 16, 2019).
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