Webinar: Mental Health in a Global Pandemic – Lessons Learned from Psychological Science

The many impacts the pandemic has had on children, adolescents, and adults, including those diagnosed with a mental illness before the pandemic started, have highlighted the value of the science of mental health and its application.

In this free hourlong webinar, part of the Association for Psychological Science’s Global Collaboration on COVID-19, you’ll hear from four expert psychological scientists who will report primary data and review the emerging literature on COVID-19 and its effects on mental health and illness. The free event, scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on December 9, will be moderated by Allison Harvey of the University of California, Berkeley. 

Talk titles and speakers:

  • “Mental Health and Clinical Psychological Science in the Time of COVID-19” | June Gruber, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado and director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory
  • “Racial Differences in the Psychosocial Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Veterans with Psychosis or Recent Homelessness” | Derek M. Novacek, a postdoctoral fellow in Michael Green’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles with dual appointments in the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the Veterans’ Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA
  • “Age and Gender Differences in Anxiety, Depression and Loneliness During COVID-19” | Christopher Beam, assistant professor of psychology and gerontology at the University of Southern California and an Association for Psychological Science 2020 Rising Star
  • “No Exit: Couples’ Distress and Substance Use During Lockdown” | Sherry Stewart, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University and director of the Mood, Anxiety, and Addiction Co-morbidity Lab.
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