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.
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: teenagers risk psychology social-distancing risk-taking developmental-psychology adolescents friendship adolescence teens cognitive-skills emotional-skills friends
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.
March 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus risk social-psychology communication altruism surveys human-behavior
The risks to individuals vary hugely with age.
March 12, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus risk pandemic disease-risk
Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.
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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