With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
yesterday • ~9 min
Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy
Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: coronavirus psychology cognition anthony-fauci evidence-based anti-vaxxers truth denial confirmation-bias anti-science science-denial identity-politics ideology facts partisan-bias denialism motivated-reasoning
We need a revolution in behaviour, not just in rhetoric.
Tags: psychology implicit-bias racism black-lives-matter black-lives-matter-everywhere
Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?
June 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health psychiatry obsessive-compulsive-disorder covid-19 coronavirus psychology ocd pandemic mental-illness therapy cleaning face-masks
Many people who shielding during the coronavirus pandemic will need help to step forward and reclaim life.
June 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: psychology medical-care coronavirus-2020 self-isolation lockdown
With the county facing a crisis in emotional health, we may need two vaccines: one for COVID-19 and another for toxic stress. Here's a technique for dealing with all that stress.
June 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health brain neuroscience mental-health brain-training emotion psychology stress therapy
Surely, it can't be fun to watch others play games you can play yourself? The hundreds of hour people spend on live-streaming platform Twitch would suggest otherwise.
May 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: amazon psychology gaming entertainment video-gaming
Online therapy having its moment, bringing insights on how to expand mental health services going forward
Because of COVID-19, more and more therapists are turning to telehealth counseling and finding help. Could this be the wave of the future?
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus psychology telehealth counseling psychotherapy
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
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health medicine mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety psychology trauma social-distancing ptsd medical-care hospitals social-isolation patients
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