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 benefits of human connection.
Kasley Killam, MPH
New neuroscience research shows that isolated people crave connection like hungry people crave food, suggesting that loneliness is an adaptive signal.
The coronavirus has shown us how human contact can spread illness. But psychologists have long known that human connection can also prevent illness.
Kasley Killam, MPH, studies human connection, social well-being, and the loneliness epidemic at the Harvard School of Public Health.