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Thuy-vy Nguyen

Assistant Professsor, Department of Psychology, Durham University

Dr. Thuy-vy T Nguyen is a pioneer and expert in studying solitude in laboratory experiments, investigating various factors that shape people experiences in solitude. She is leading the Solitude Lab in the Psychology department at Durham University. Her PhD works “Solitude as an Approach to Affective Self-Regulation” is the leading literature in the field and has been cited close to 200 times. The paper inspired a TEDx talk at State University of New York Geneseo that has been viewed more than 70,000 times, and two New York Times articles in 2019.


  • –present
    Assistant professsor, Durham University


  • 2018 
    University of Rochester, Social Psychology


Solomon Asch Best Paper Award for Early Career Researchers