Correlations between Loneliness and Depression Critical Thinking
Type a 300-word essay addressing the following topic and upload your submission by the deadline in the class calendar.
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Correlations between Loneliness and Depression
Research conducted by Cacioppo and colleagues (described on page 300 in the textbook) suggests a relationship between loneliness and depression. The results of this study are correlational and do not demonstrate a cause-and-effect relationship. However, further research conducted by Cacioppo and Colleagues indicates that loneliness contributes to depression, not vice-versa. Based on what you have learned about correlations, what could be another explanation for the relationship between loneliness and depression? Specifically, describe a third variable that explains the relationship between loneliness and depression.
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