Psychology & Psychiatry

Research links personality traits to toilet paper stockpiling

People who feel more threatened by COVID-19 and rank highly on scales of emotionality and conscientiousness were most likely to stockpile toilet paper in March 2020, according to a new study published June 12, 2020 in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

In crisis, people trust feelings over facts

A study conducted by two associate professors of marketing at The University of Texas at Arlington shows that people are more likely to base decisions on anecdotal information instead of facts when they feel anxious and vulnerable.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: How to deal with our cognitive biases

Humanity is in a battle against SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In combating this invisible enemy, we should recognize our inherent cognitive biases. Cognitive biases are systematic errors in thinking which affect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong starts quarantine for mainland China arrivals

Hong Kong on Saturday began enforcing a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, a dramatic escalation of its bid to stop the deadly new coronavirus from spreading.

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