Coronavirus: the psychological impact of 'shielding' indoors – and how to move on

Many people who shielding during the coronavirus pandemic will need help to step forward and reclaim life.

Jo Daniels, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Bath • conversation
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

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How do you stay safe now that states are reopening? An expert explains how to assess risk when reconnecting with friends and family

The U.S. is slowly reopening, but the messages from governments are confusing. An expert offers guidance on many people's first priority -- connecting with loved ones.

Ryan Malosh, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

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Lockdown challenges – what evolution tells us about our need for personal space

Freedom of movement for survival.

Isabelle Catherine Winder, Lecturer in Zoology, Bangor University • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus quarantine could provide lessons for future space travel on how regular people weather isolation

Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.

Inga Popovaite, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Iowa • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Seven tips to get your sleep cycle back on track during lockdown

Though quarantine isn't an ideal situation, it might offer us a chance to catch up on some much needed sleep.

Lesley Ingram-Sills, Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
April 9, 2020 ~6 min

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How to discover the wildlife wonders of your own garden

Domestic gardens offer an oases for urban wildlife, and are a sight for sore eyes during lockdown.

Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
April 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Stuck at home with your partner? Look to retirees for how to make it work

Cooped up with a partner and nowhere to go to break it up? Coronavirus social distancing... or another day in retirement? Research on older couples holds tips for everyone else on how to deal.

Anne Fishel, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~7 min

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5 expert tips for working from home in a crowded house during the coronavirus pandemic

How does a family of five with different priorities and attention spans get work done and still have fun in the same small space?

Brittany Harker Martin, Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 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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