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Our New Age of Anxiety

According to recently released CDC survey data, anxiety levels in the US are, on average, three times higher than they were a year ago. Why this surge? “Well, that’s obvious,” you may be thinking. “In a word: Covid.” The pandemic has certainly played a significant role in increasing our anxiety. Yet it goes much deeper.  Initially Sigmund Freud, and later the […]

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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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