Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown

Together the social and emotional 'jobs' of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.

Catherine Bagwell, Professor of Psychology, Oxford College, Emory University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: teenagers risk psychology social-distancing risk-taking developmental-psychology adolescents friendship adolescence teens cognitive-skills emotional-skills friends

Americans disagree on how risky the coronavirus is, but most are changing their behavior anyway

Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.

Daniel Bennett, Assistant Professor (Research) of Economics, University of Southern California • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  risk  social-psychology  communication  altruism  surveys  human-behavior

Coronavirus: who is at risk and how do we know?

The risks to individuals vary hugely with age.

Beate Kampmann, Director of The Vaccine Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine • conversation
March 12, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  epidemiology  covid-19  coronavirus  risk  pandemic  disease-risk

When safety measures lead to riskier behavior by more people

Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.

Konrad Grabiszewski, Associate Professor of Economics, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business & Entrepreneurship • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  risk  sars-cov-2  behavioral-science  safety  risk-taking  behavioral-economics  trade-offs

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