Sick of COVID-19? Here's why you might have pandemic fatigue

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.

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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How to stay socially connected as lockdown returns - according to science

Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.

Philip J. Cozzolino, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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The neuroscience of loneliness – and how technology is helping us

Brain regions associated with threat and aversion, are activated when we feel lonely and rejected.

Anna Henschel, PhD Candidate in Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Glasgow • conversation
April 17, 2020 ~6 min

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COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression, and the health care system isn't ready for that, either

Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?

Katherine Manbeck, Doctoral candidate, psychology, University of Washington • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~8 min

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COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?

Katherine Manbeck, Doctoral candidate, psychology, University of Washington • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~8 min

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These tools help older people connect digitally while isolating

From Facebook to WhatsApp, technology is important to keeping older generations from feeling lonely while social distancing during coronavirus

Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology, UCL • conversation
March 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Social distancing comes with social side effects – here's how to stay connected

Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these crazy coronavirus times.

Adam Kuczynski, PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Washington • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~9 min

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Coronavirus self-isolation: a psychologist explains how to avoid cabin fever

Top tips for staying mentally well in a time of this pandemic.

Sarita Robinson, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~6 min

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