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How to resocialize after the pandemic

COVID-19 took a toll on our relationships. Understanding why might help us come back together.

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What are kids actually learning from popular TV?

A 50-year survey shows the values kids learn have changed from decade to decade, often reflecting shifts in the broader culture.

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Making decisions based on how we feel about memories, not accuracy

A new study explores the difference between subjective and objective memory.

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New study reveals the ‘hidden costs’ of being Black in the U.S.

Near-daily discrimination takes a measurable toll on Black men, who do not enjoy the same improvements in physical and mental health that white men experience with higher incomes.

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Mentoring by text message

More than 1,600 mentors stepped up in four months to help their fellow students feel connected.

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6 ways to manage coronavirus depression

Knowing what depression looks like and how to manage it can help prevent you from slipping into dark moods.

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Partners help us feel more connected during pandemic

But a pair of UC Riverside studies finds that kids and pets don't offset isolation from social distancing, nor do video chats.

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We need community to survive. How can we get it back?

An interview with audio on rebuilding community in partisan and pandemic times, with Tyrone Wise and Dacher Keltner.

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In shaky times, focus on past successes, if overly anxious, depressed

Focusing on what you get right, instead of what you get wrong, can help your judgment if anxious or depressed, a new study says.

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Survey finds strain among high school seniors in pandemic uncertainty

New research details the high level of uncertainty and financial stress experienced by California high school seniors weighing college during a pandemic.