It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus psychology handwashing social-distancing social-norms reopening loneliness social-isolation face-masks masks health-behaviors wearing-masks preventive-health effects-of-social-distancing loneliness-and-social-distancing reopening-after-social-distancing coronavirus-and-handwashing business-reopenings covid-19-prevention
Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: neuroscience covid-19 coronavirus psychology loneliness video-calls social-interaction
Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health mental-health psychology stress oil environmental-health sociology natural-gas colorado fracking hydraulic-fracturing
Researchers at Harvard’s Music Lab have determined that American infants relaxed when played lullabies that were unfamiliar and in a foreign language.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-technology psychology fas music-lab samuel-mehr connie-bainbridge mila-bertolo nature-human-behaviour
How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: virtual-reality anxiety psychology stress data-privacy personality neuroticism vr cambridge-analytica
Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
White people are often defensive when they're called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: psychology bias race racism psychology-research racial-injustice microaggression racial-bias microaggressions racial-prejudice
Rigid rules could stifle creativity in children.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: psychology child-development creativity
Feel like you're facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus anxiety psychology uncertainty cognitive-behavioral-therapy worry coronavirus-anxiety mindset
If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: psychology implicit-bias racism police-shootings police-shootings-of-black-men decision-making implicit-association-test racial-stereotypes cultural-bias stereotype
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