Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago
Caption: A new study finds evidence for a clever way that people use to alleviate loneliness: They create people in their surroundings to keep them company. Pictured above is Nicholas Epley, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, who led the study.
Credit: Photo by Dan Dry
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