Katharine H. Greenaway, Alexander Saeri and Tegan Cruwys

Katherine H. Greenaway (pictured) is a senior lecturer and research fellow based at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on social functioning in three main domains: identity processes, emotion regulation, and human agency. Alexander Saeri is a research fellow with BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University. Tegan Cruwys is a senior research fellow and clinical psychologist at Australian National University.

Why Call It ‘Social Distancing’? We Need Social Connection More Than Ever

Staying socially connected in times of threat has benefits beyond helping us manage our mental well-being. Other people can provide us with practical support, like picking up groceries or passing on relevant information, as well as emotional support. This feeling is called social solidarity, and if we get it right we’ll be much better equipped to respond to this and other crises.

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