This year’s Nobel Conference gathers research on youth mental health — including loneliness

A poster introduces a mental health event
The poster for the 2022 Nobel Conference at Gustavus Aldolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.
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Every year, scholars from around the world travel to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter for the Nobel Conference. They gather to share the latest research on a pressing issue. This year, that topic is the mental health of young people.

Manuela Barreto is a professor of social and organizational psychology at the University of Exeter in the U.K. and will present her research on loneliness at the conference. MPR News host Tom Crann talked with her ahead of her lecture to learn more.

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