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What Addicts Us to the News about the Pandemic? The Same Thing that Got Us Addicted to Technology in the First Place

Beware of false knowledge;  it is more dangerous than ignorance.  — George Bernard Shaw  A few days ago, I made a radical, life-changing decision. To move? No. To put our kids in another school? Not at all. To go on a trip? If only. I decided to check the news about the pandemic at most once every […]

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Why We’re So Addicted to News about the Pandemic | Psychology Today

Anthony Silard’s article “Why We’re So Addicted to News about the Pandemic” was published in Psychology Today. You can read the article here.

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Anthony Silard’s article in Psychology Today | How to Survive the Pandemic without Becoming a “Zoombie”

Anthony Silard’s article “How to Survive the Pandemic without Becoming a “Zoombie” was published in Psychology Today. You can read it here.

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In Times of Social Distancing, Transform Loneliness into Solitude and Social Engagement

Social distancing will hopefully come to an end in the not-too-distant future. Why? Because we need each other. We are social animals that, as social psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary document, need to belong to social groups to survive and thrive. The global recommendations of social distancing seem necessary; yet we must understand the social implications.  The Unprecedented […]

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Anthony Silard’s article in Psychology Today | Transforming Loneliness

Anthony Silard’s article “Transforming Loneliness” was published in Psychology Today. You can read the article here.

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Anthony Silard’s article in The Orlando Sentinel | Don’t become a ‘Zoombie’ during quarantine

Anthony Silard was published in The Orlando Sentinel. You can read the article here.

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How to Survive the Quarantine without Becoming a ‘Zoombie’

In the 2013 action film World War Z, Brad Pitt travels the world attempting to derail a zombie pandemic. Like many movies of yesteryear, there are zombies, with one slight change: they move fast as opposed to slow. Like the standard zombies, they are not very happy with their lot, walk around aimlessly, seem to […]

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COVID-19 is a Wake-up Call: Never Have We So Needed Each Other’s Kindness

A good friend of mine who is a professor at the Universitá del Piemonte 75 km west of Milan wrote to me recently about her experience with the nationwide quarantine in Italy: My family, friends, colleagues and I are all well but things are indeed quite difficult here, especially from a psychological point of view. […]

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A Mantra for Managing COVID-19: Don’t Panic, Adjust

One of my former clients was a basketball coach for over twenty years before he became the executive director of one of the largest youth organizations in Washington D.C. Managing a nonprofit with a multi-million-dollar budget without prior management experience is not easy. Each month in our coaching sessions, I listened to Kevin’s horror stories. […]

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COVID-19: The Second Social-Distancing Threat to Our Way of Life in Thirteen Years

The coronavirus is the second threat to our way of life in the past thirteen years to result in unprecedented social distancing. Let’s take a look at the first social-distancing threat, which appeared in 2007: the smartphone. First, the obvious needs stating: our phones are amazing. They offer some damn exciting options. This is why […]

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