The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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The power of social influence and what we can do better.
Catherine A. Sanderson Ph.D.
What do Mitt Romney, Ashley Judd, and whistleblowers all have in common? A willingness to do the right thing, even when it comes at a cost.
Sixteen years ago, my mother spent what would turn out to be her last Mother’s Day in a hospital, recovering from the effects of yet another failed round of chemotherapy.
Why did Mike Pence fail to wear a mask at the Mayo Clinic—and why did those around him stay silent? Understanding the psychology of inaction can help us step up and act.
Aren't we all trying to find more happiness, especially during these trying times? Here are three lessons we can learn from Finland - the world's happiness country.
Is spending time on social media these days helpful or harmful? For most of us, it can be both. So, figure out how best to avoid the bad and take the good.
In search of a way to reduce stress and loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic? Take a trip to your local shelter to adopt or foster a dog.
Want to feel happier and healthier during this stressful time? Here are five strategies for giving that will make you feel better.
Rapid norm change is possible, and can save lives. Here are strategies we can use.
How do social norms influence us, for better and for worse?
Catherine A. Sanderson, Ph.D., is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College.