3 research-based ways to cope with the uncertainties of pandemic life

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.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus anxiety psychology uncertainty cognitive-behavioral-therapy worry coronavirus-anxiety mindset

To be a great innovator, learn to embrace and thrive in uncertainty

Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.

Todd Saxton, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Indiana University • conversation
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: innovation business risk uncertainty invention entrepreneurship disney innovation-and-invention discovery success disruption process-of-innovation

Uncertainty about facts can be reported without damaging public trust in news – study

A series of experiments – including one on the BBC News website –finds the use of numerical ranges in news reports helps us grasp the uncertainty of stats while maintaining trust in data and its sources. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  risk  uncertainty  statistics  journalism

3 ways the coronavirus pandemic is changing who we are

The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.

Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  uncertainty  coronavirus-2020  news  crisis  new-coronavirus

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