Policies meant to improve public health – like mandatory face masks during the coronavirus pandemic – need to take into account how people might adjust other behaviors in response.
July 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus risk risk-taking behavioral-economics face-masks masks health-behaviors behavior mask-wearing
Psychologists call these traits the 'Big Five': openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.
July 15, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus psychology social-distancing face-masks personality masks narcissism psychopathy mask-wearing openness big-five psychopath dark-triad neuroticism agreeableness personality-traits conscientiousness extraverts social-distancing-guidelines
With COVID-19 cases rising in more than half of the states, the next two weeks are critical for stopping a spike in cases. An epidemiologist reminds us to get back to the basics now.
June 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 social-distancing hand-washing coronavirus-2020 mask-wearing
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