Using the physical representation of a public figure to provoke an emotional response and encourage a certain action is a well-known strategy. Can it work for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Since the pandemic began, we've surveyed ordinary people to see how they're coping. People from poorer backgrounds, ethnic minorities and young people are suffering most.
Closing borders is a popular policy in the UK, but it brings limited effectiveness at great human cost.
A study examined the psychological and social experiences of over 600 women with babies between birth and 12 weeks during the first UK lockdown.
We are repeatedly missing opportunities to gain quality evidence to help us manage the pandemic – that's why we need designed evaluations.
It is a false dichotomy to judge schools as either 'safe' or 'unsafe'. The reality is more complicated.
After winning a landslide victory at the last election, the UK prime minister's political capital is slipping away thanks to his inept handling of the COVID crisis.
The UK government has claimed the new British variant of the coronavirus may be 30% more deadly.
Black patients were 30% and Asian patients 49% more likely to die within 30 days of hospital admission compared to patients from white backgrounds of a similar age and baseline health.
How will we record the pandemic and its effectson our lives? How will we look back at the significance of the present in the future?
Clear messaging is crucial when dealing with multiple disasters.
During the first lockdown, the number of people seeking help for depression, anxiety and self-harm dropped by up to 48% in some cases.
We need to return to a norm of families only accessing in-school provision where it is absolutely unavoidable.
The prime minister stands accused of dither and delay for the third time after announcing another England-wide lockdown.
Keep calm, carry on and help others. Here's what psychology says about the best way to get through a difficult Christmas.
So, if you have ever tested positive, there is a chance you could contract the virus again. And you could infect other people. You should still take the necessary precautions.
Being nostalgic about the past can lead to a sense of loss in tough times.
This is what it's like fighting COVID-19 the second time around.
Christmas could end up being a superspreader event. It's much safer to stay home.
From having their pain dismissed to being charged additional fees, ethnic minority and migrant women face significant barriers to accessing healthcare during a pandemic.