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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Social distancing and the limits of the law

Carolyn Cannuscio of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the importance of social distancing and how to stay mentally healthy while in isolation.

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The New York Times

How to socially distance and stay sane

Carolyn Cannuscio of the Perelman School of Medicine recommended that small groups of people form pacts to reduce outside contact during the pandemic in order to make socializing safer. “I can see social and mental-health advantages to that kind of approach,” she said.

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The Wall Street Journal

‘Experimentation Works’ and ‘The Power of Experiments’ review: Test, test and test again

A recent study of behavioral change by Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School and Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited.

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Today.com

What is Havening? Experts weigh in on Justin Bieber's stress-relieving technique

Melissa Hunt of the School of Arts and Sciences recommended evidence-based interventions for anxiety. “If someone is suffering enough that their ability to function or get joy out of life is impaired in some way, then cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is by far the best supported form of psychotherapy for anxiety of various types,” she said.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Fear and the coronavirus

In response to fear surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, Sudeep Bhatia of the School of Arts and Sciences joined a conversation about how emotions can impede rationality.

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Forbes

How to improve company culture? It’s simple, make employees feel like they matter

David Yaden of the School of Arts and Sciences co-led research aimed at clarifying what it means to “matter” in the workplace. Their work found that “achievement was tied more closely than recognition to self-efficacy, which is a central construct in the organizational mattering framework. On the other hand, recognition tracked more closely with manager status, promotions, and raises than did achievement, a nod to the importance of ensuring one’s good work is noticed and appreciated by coworkers.”

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