Solitude in Context: Exploring the Interface between Childhood Social Withdrawal and Culture
Robert J. Coplan gives an open guest lecture at the Affective Sciences Day.
Photo: Carleton University
About the lecturer
Robert J. Coplan is director of the Pickering Centre for Research in Human Development and Professor at Department of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa.
My general research interests are in the areas of children’s socio-emotional functioning and developmental psychopathology. In particular, I am interested in the development of shyness, social withdrawal, and social anxiety in childhood. My most recent research projects have focused on the causes and consequences of solitude in childhood, the challenges faced by shy and anxious children at school, and the meaning and implications of shyness and social withdrawal across different cultures.