The psychology behind a sense of togetherness during the pandemic.
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
With so much sadness and loss from COVID-19, some of us may feel selfish if we complain about relative inconveniences. But because humans are creatures of habit, changes are hard.
Look out for your elderly parents, family members, friends and neighbors. It could save their lives.
Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these crazy coronavirus times.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.
As neighbourhoods lost their milk bars, they also lost a daily point of connection for locals. But all is not lost. In some areas, the humble corner store is making a comeback.
Running (or walking) with others is good for health and social connections. But you don't have to aim for marathons.
Research shows that virtual reality experiences can help social disconnection and improve wellness - by inspiring awe.
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?