What happens when we have a COVID-19 vaccine – and millions are afraid of a needle?
June 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus anxiety vaccines fear vaccination needles needle-phobia
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.
June 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: fear racism tribalism
It's human nature to try to insulate yourself from the unpleasant realization that death comes for all of us eventually.
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
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.
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.
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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