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A Critical Danger to Our Way of Life: Insularity

I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.  — Seneca  One of my former students once told me that he did not make a single phone call to his fellow MBAs during his entire two-year program. All communication was by Facebook, text message and Whatsapp.   With a constant queue of people […]

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Anthony Silard’s article in Psychology Today | The Worst Health Crisis for Teens Emerged Before COVID-19

Anthony Silard’s latest article was published in Psychology Today. You can read it here.

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The Emotional Causes of Our Fear of COVID-19

As an educator and researcher of emotion and leadership, I’ve made the decision to apply an emotion lens to our fear of COVID-19 for two primary reasons. First, as anyone who saw Pixar’s Inside Out can tell you, fear is an emotion. In fact, it’s one of the five basic emotions (along with joy, anger, sadness and … Pixar […]

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Anthony Silard’s Article in Psychology Today | The Emotional Causes of Our Fear of COVID-19

Anthony Silard’s article was published in Psychology Today. You can read it here.

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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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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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