If we are not careful, the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
Clapping is the auditory equivalent of a group hug, according to neuroscience.
A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
Faced with uncertain and anxious times, brains send out instructions to start stockpiling supplies – whether you're a person facing a pandemic, or a rodent prepping for a long winter.
Go on! Read a good book, tickle your kids, pick a flower from your garden. We need to savour these tiny moments of pleasure to ease the stress we all face.
How we construct our beliefs about the world shape how we react to it.
The virus has put life on hold for many around the world.
Humans tend to downplay their own susceptibility to being harmed – an attitude of 'it won't happen to me' that could be hindering the collective response to the pandemic.
One in three Polish people believe in a 'gender conspiracy', according to new reserach.
We find out what psychological factors influence whether you believe in conspiracy theories or not.
Rehearse how you will respond to interruptions.
Apart from their functional purpose, products can also impact how we feel, both about ourselves and our situation.
Touch is essential to wellbeing, so we must make an effort not to associate it with negative feelings once the corona outbreak is over.
The only way around psychological biases is more transparency.
It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains this phenomenon, and how to keep it in check.
Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these crazy coronavirus times.
Research on stigma and discrimination – and LGBTQ people's own stories – can help Americans make sense of Pete Buttigieg's historic candidacy.
The captain of a ship, or a soul, doesn't sail while ignoring the wind – sometimes they go with it, sometimes against it, but they always account for it.
A psychologist explains how to get a grip on anxiety triggered by COVID-19.
You don't have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.