Why It’s So Hard to Make Risk Decisions in the Pandemic
Over the past two years, I like to think I’ve gotten practiced at a type of wretched multivariable calculus: pandemic decision-making. The process starts with the blue bubble of a texted invitation or a date
The Emerging Science of Suicide Prevention
Advances in assessment and intervention could help tip the scale toward survival, one life at a time.
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on evolutionary psychology, longitudinal research, climate change, social media an well-being during the pandemic, the importance of olfaction for relaxation, risk surveys, reduction of social inequalities, and research on gender and sex.
Why Covid Has Broken Parents’ Sense of Risk
There was a brief, shining moment in early summer when the decisions around Covid and my family felt manageable. My husband and I were vaccinated and had returned to some of our favorite indoor activities
The Real Reason You and Your Neighbor Make Different Covid-19 Risk Decisions
Some people are comfortable going to concerts and clubs now. Others draw the line at indoor dining. And some are avoiding nearly all gatherings. People’s assessment of what is safe has varied wildly during the
Trust in Science Can Be Risky Without Critical Mindset
Reminding people of the value of critical evaluation reduces belief in false claims, but reminding them of the value of trusting science does not. “We conclude that trust in science, although desirable in many ways, makes