HEALTHY LIVING
05/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Lonely? For Some, TV Is The Cure: STUDY

Watching TV might not make you happy, but for some viewers it beats being alone.

Four new studies by the University at Buffalo and Miami University of Ohio found that watching TV can drive away feelings of loneliness and rejection. The studies are reported in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and suggest that watching TV provides viewers with the illusion that their social needs are being met.

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