Studies since the COVID-19 outbreak have uncovered interesting revelations about human psychology. How is quarantine affecting mental health? Which groups are the most psychologically affected? Is the virus changing how our brains are wired?
Rampant uncertainty is negatively affecting those with existing mental health conditions.
The age of anxiety
Isolation is exacerbating underlying feelings of helplessness.
The panic is negatively impacting people's sleeping patterns.
Studies show that the wealthy are suffering psychologically more than the poor.
The wealthy are finding it hard to go without
Studies show that the the rich are psychologically suffering more than the poor.
There are two clear responses in times of trouble. Your choice reflects how you view yourself within the wider world.
The individual comes first
Responding in fight-or-flight mode, and panicking as the world falls apart, is not helpful. It also shows that the individual is thinking of their own needs above wider concerns.
The group comes first
'Tend and befriend' - responding by building community networks to help those around you, shows an individual bases their identity on that of the group.
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