When the coronavirus barreled into the U.S. this year, the predominant public health advice for avoiding infection focused on physical isolation: No parties, concerts or sports events. No congregating inside bars or restaurants. No on-site family reunions. No play dates for kids. Just keep away from other people. Meanwhile, although More
A sample of research on happiness and health, religious priming and risk taking, testosterone effects on decision-making, social mobility, the role of neighborhood characteristics on attention, and fighting COVID-19 misinformation. More
The words “please wear a face mask” is on almost every sign that’s posted in the windows of grocery stores, hair salons, and shops. In many places it’s now mandatory to wear a mask and while the a lot people have embraced the new norm, in some parts of the More
APS Members/Authors: Elliot Aronson and Carol Tavris Members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious cult, believed that as the Hale-Bopp comet passed by Earth in 1997, a spaceship would be traveling in its wake—ready to take true believers aboard. Several members of the group bought an expensive, high-powered telescope so that they might More
The psychological stress of social isolation may make people more susceptible to severe Covid-19 infection, a US scientist has claimed. Dr Sheldon Cohen, who is a psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, said evidence from his previous research suggests social stressors are linked to an increased vulnerability to More
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