While occasional loneliness is a normal part of human life, prolonged loneliness has serious consequences, such as faster progression of dementia and shorter life-expectancy. Join us as Fernando Montalvo, a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in the Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology PhD Graduate Program at UCF, highlights the prevalence of loneliness in adults over 55 years of age, the causes and effects of loneliness, and the various approaches that are being used to reduce loneliness. Dr. Montalvo will also discuss research in neuroscience, medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology and robotics as it applies to loneliness.
This program is presented by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About Fernando Montalvo
Fernando Montalvo is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in the Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology PhD Graduate Program in the University of Central Florida. As a member of the Technology and Aging Lab (a Learning & Longevity Research Network Lab), his primary research interests include human-robot interaction, as well as exploring how loneliness affects social perception. Fernando also conducts other research, including meanings of loneliness and older adult-technology interaction. Fernando holds a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Anthropology from UCF, as well as a B.S. in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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