How to stay socially connected as lockdown returns - according to science

Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.

Philip J. Cozzolino, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

neuroscience covid-19 coronavirus psychology loneliness video-calls social-interaction

Why our screens leave us hungry for more nutritious forms of social interaction

Social media is the refined sugar of human communication.

mc schraefel, Professor of Computer Science and Human Performance, University of Southampton • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

social-media psychology communication social-interaction human-nature zoom-meetings

Summer visitors to American parks choose safety first over freedom to roam

A new survey finds that Americans are willing to accept limits on visitors to public lands to reduce crowds, and want staff and visitors to wear masks.

B. Derrick Taff, Assistant Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Professor-in-Charge of Graduate Studies, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
June 5, 2020 ~9 min

 parks  outdoors  recreation  social-interaction  urban-nature