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Gyms, Bars, Cafes– We’ve Lost A Certain Intimacy In Society
Insights
May 1, 2020

Gyms, Bars, Cafes– We’ve Lost A Certain Intimacy In Society

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A Collection: Behavioral Science Insights on Addressing COVID’s Collateral Effects
Insights
April 28, 2020

A Collection: Behavioral Science Insights on Addressing COVID’s Collateral Effects

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Hetan Shah on Social Science and the Pandemic
Public Policy
April 27, 2020

Hetan Shah on Social Science and the Pandemic

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Is Our War with the Environment Leading to Pandemics?
Insights
April 22, 2020

Is Our War with the Environment Leading to Pandemics?

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The Pandemic Highlights How We Miss Security Threat of Climate Change

The Pandemic Highlights How We Miss Security Threat of Climate Change

With climate change disasters, as with infectious diseases, rapid response time and global coordination are of the essence. At this stage in the COVID-19 situation, there are three primary lessons for a climate-changing future: the immense challenge of global coordination during a crisis, the potential for authoritarian emergency responses, and the spiraling danger of compounding shocks.

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How COVID-19 is Changing the World: Views from Monash University

How COVID-19 is Changing the World: Views from Monash University

This article, first published in the Monash Lens at Monash University, gathers input from a cross-disciplinary group of social and behavioral scientists and members of the humanities faculty at the Australian university.

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How Researchers, Instructors, and Students Can Practice Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How Researchers, Instructors, and Students Can Practice Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social and behavioral research suggests many ways to calm your anxiety and practice well-being during this time of many unknowns. SAGE Publishing, the parent of Social Science Space, has opened various resources to support not only your own emotional health, but also the health of those around you, such as your children, students, and colleagues.

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Behavioral Science Proves its Worth in Tackling Viruses

Behavioral Science Proves its Worth in Tackling Viruses

The World Health Organization’s Outbreak Communications Planning Guide suggests behavior changes can reduce the spread or a viral disease by as much as 80 percent. This can mean the difference between healthcare sectors being overwhelmed or continuing to function.

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You Might Be Feeling Tired on Lockdown. Here’s Why.

You Might Be Feeling Tired on Lockdown. Here’s Why.

A lot of people have been posting on social media saying they have been feeling tired earlier than usual while on lockdown. […]

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Frances Perkins Was Ready!

Frances Perkins Was Ready!

COVID-19 is a threat to the health and safety of us all, but as the congressional debate of the federal stimulus package revealed, it may also present an opportunity to rethink how to best protect workers, the economy, and indeed all the members of our society.

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Susan Fiske Connects Policy and Research in Print

Susan Fiske Connects Policy and Research in Print

Psychologist Susan Fiske was the founding editor of the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. In trying to reach a lay audience with research findings that matter, she counsels stepping a bit outside your academic comfort zone.

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Archived Webinar: Marijuana on the Mind – A Primer for Policymakers

Archived Webinar: Marijuana on the Mind – A Primer for Policymakers

‘Policy has clearly outpaced science’ in the United States on the issue of legalizing marijuana for either medical or recreational use, say two researchers from Harvard University and McLean Hospital

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