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COVID-19

You Can Agree to Disagree (or Not)

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Surprisingly, some people who are certain that their views are correct are also tolerant of those with different perspectives.

“Let’s Stay Safe; Please Keep Your Distance”: How to Politely Ask Other People to Maintain Social Distance

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In our efforts to maintain social distance, asking other people to stay a safe distance away can be awkward and difficult. But research on how people make and interpret requests offers a solution.

What Research on Isolated Groups Tells Us about Dealing with Social Isolation in the Face of COVID-19

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Sequestering ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic is stressful and challenging, but social psychology provides hints about how to manage.

Does Being Religious Put People at Greater Risk of COVID-19?

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All else being equal, religious people have better health outcomes than less religious people. But being at risk for COVID-19 may be a troubling exception to this rule.

Psychology of Coronavirus

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Could coronavirus inspire prejudice toward Asian Americans? Perhaps our behavioral immune system is to blame.

Easing the Social Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Older People

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Many seniors feel isolated and vulnerable in their daily lives. A pandemic that further separates them from their loved ones can have a detrimental effect.

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