Fear of needles could be a hurdle to COVID-19 vaccination, but here are ways to overcome it

What happens when we have a COVID-19 vaccine – and millions are afraid of a needle?

Amy Baxter, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Augusta University • conversation
June 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  anxiety  vaccines  fear  vaccination  needles  needle-phobia

Trump, the politics of fear and racism: How our brains can be manipulated to tribalism

Fear is very much a part of humans' survival. Demagogues and others who want to manipulate have learned that this human trait can be exploited, often with disastrous consequences.

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  fear  racism  tribalism

Coronavirus reminds you of death – and amplifies your core values, both bad and good

It's human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.

Sheldon Solomon, Professor of Psychology, Skidmore College • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus death psychology pandemic social-psychology donald-trump fear sars-cov-2 covid-19-pandemic behavior attitudes fear-of-death fears existential-anxiety

Can I complain about coronavirus? Why it is OK to vent, sometimes

With so much sadness and loss from COVID-19, some of us may feel selfish if we complain about relative inconveniences. But because humans are creatures of habit, changes are hard.

Arash Javanbakht, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  fear  social-connection  mindfulness-programs

Fear can spread from person to person faster than the coronavirus – but there are ways to slow it down

It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains this phenomenon, and how to keep it in check.

Jacek Debiec, Assistant Professor / Department of Psychiatry; Assistant Research Professor / Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  brain  neuroscience  covid-19  coronavirus  psychology  fear  sars-cov-2  coronavirus-2020  amygdala  threat-perception

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