Psychology

A new approach to aiding Black male trauma survivors

In a collaborative new study between the School of Nursing and Drexel University, researchers have peeled back the layers of what causes and prevents many trauma-surviving Black men from seeking needed professional behavioral health care.

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Psychology Today

Why being fun, authentic, and a realist is a winning triad

Research about self-motivation by Katie S. Mehr, Amanda E. Geiser, and Katherine L. Milkman of the Wharton School and Angela L. Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences was cited.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Spending too much time doomscrolling is hurting your mental health

Melissa Hunt of the School Arts & Sciences joined a conversation about “doomscrolling,” endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media, and the habit’s effect on mental health.

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Vox.com

Coronavirus is making us all socially awkward

Tess Wilkinson-Ryan of the Law School and School of Arts & Sciences explains why many feel anxious in social interactions that insinuate “that the other person is untrustworthy,” as when navigating social distancing boundaries.

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The New York Times

Trump says he ‘aced’ a cognitive test. What does that really mean?

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on how President Trump has been framing the cognitive assessment he took. “The way our president is having a conversation about mental health is not helpful,” said Karlawish. “You would think he would understand clearly what the test result was and why the test was done and not turn it into a competition about mental health.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Psychologist explains why we formed bad habits during quarantine, and tips for how to break them

Thea Gallagher of the Perelman School of Medicine was interviewed about anxiety and coping mechanisms amid the pandemic.

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The Washington Post

As movie theaters reopen, they’re tackling a role they never expected to play: psychologist

Deborah Small of the Wharton School said the primary way to make people comfortable adhering to COVID-19 safety practices is to see many others in their peer group taking the same steps. “The twist now,” she said, “is that we’re told to avoid crowds.”

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