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Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement
Companies play an important role in helping their employees cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic - leaders who keep their employees’ well-being as a top concern can help their anxious workers stay engaged at work and encourage them to contribute to the broader community.
Seeing no longer believing: the manipulation of online images
Image editing software is so ubiquitous and easy to use it has the power to re-imagine history, with deadline-driven journalists lacking the tools to tell the difference, especially when the images come through from social media.
'Happy ending effect' can bias future decisions
Two different parts of the brain compete with each other when we make decisions based on past experience, causing us to overvalue experiences that end well despite starting badly, and undervalue experiences that end badly despite starting well.
Empathy prevents COVID-19 spreading
The more empathetic we are - which can be induced by stories of real people suffering - the more likely it is that we will keep our distance and use face masks to prevent coronavirus spreading.
Relationship value and economic value are evaluated by the same part of the brain
The research team investigated which part of the brain is responsible for judging the value of relationships with other people according to information indicating the other person’s commitment to the relationship.
Managing COVID Anxiety
Everyone in today’s uprooted world needs to find areas of their lives in which they can take charge and which will give them a sense of empowerment and enhance their sense of safety. Even for those who seem most secure, taking functional (i.e. not manipulative) control of your relationships is imperative.
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