Psychology & Psychiatry

Emphasizing severity of COVID-19 important for teen behaviors

(HealthDay)—For adolescents, understanding the severity of COVID-19 and valuing social responsibility are associated with acting in socially responsible ways, including more social distancing and disinfecting, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to COVID-19

Months of self-isolation and social distancing have taken their toll. Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, has produced a body of research that suggests that interpersonal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Every Australian needs to keep a lid on social distancing backlash

While each Australian is dealing with pandemic mental health stressors in their own way, COVID denial is an ineffective approach to dealing with anxiety that could prove dangerous to the country if it emerges as a social ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 pandemic: Don't tell people off, tell them how to help

People need simple choices, not suggestions, in the Covid-19 crisis—so they do things that are good for them and for the community by default, according to Dr. Kate Orkin, senior research fellow in behavioral economics ...

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