Monday, July 12, 2021

g-f(2)368 The big picture of the digital age (7/12/2021), The Atlantic, The Pandemic Did Not Affect Mental Health the Way You Think




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  • As we look ahead to the world’s next great challenges—including a future pandemic—we need to remember this hard-won lesson: Human beings are not passive victims of change but active stewards of our own well-being. 
  • This knowledge should empower us to make the disruptive changes our societies may require, even as we support the individuals and communities that have been hit hardest.
      Lesson learned, The psychological immune system
      • Human beings possess what some researchers call a psychological immune system, a host of cognitive abilities that enable us to make the best of even the worst situation. For example, after breaking up with a romantic partner, people may focus on the ex’s annoying habits or relish their newfound free time.
      Lesson learned, A test of the global psychological immune system
      • The pandemic has been a test of the global psychological immune system, which appears more robust than we would have guessed. 
      Lesson learned, The astonishing resilience
      • The astonishing resilience that most people have exhibited in the face of the sudden changes brought on by the pandemic holds its own lessons. 
      • We learned that people can handle temporary changes to their lifestyle—such as working from home, giving up travel, or even going into isolation—better than some policy makers seemed to assume.

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      Opportunity, Golden knowledge for disruptive changes
      • As we look ahead to the world’s next great challenges—including a future pandemic—we need to remember this hard-won lesson: Human beings are not passive victims of change but active stewards of our own well-being. 
      • This knowledge should empower us to make the disruptive changes our societies may require, even as we support the individuals and communities that have been hit hardest.
          Lesson learned, The psychological immune system
          • Human beings possess what some researchers call a psychological immune system, a host of cognitive abilities that enable us to make the best of even the worst situation. For example, after breaking up with a romantic partner, people may focus on the ex’s annoying habits or relish their newfound free time.
          Lesson learned, A test of the global psychological immune system
          • The pandemic has been a test of the global psychological immune system, which appears more robust than we would have guessed. 
          Lesson learned, The astonishing resilience
          • The astonishing resilience that most people have exhibited in the face of the sudden changes brought on by the pandemic holds its own lessons. 
          • We learned that people can handle temporary changes to their lifestyle—such as working from home, giving up travel, or even going into isolation—better than some policy makers seemed to assume.


          Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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          Fernando Machuca


          Lara Aknin is a psychology professor at Simon Fraser University and the chair of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Task Force for The Lancet’s COVID-19 Commission.


          JAMIL ZAKI


          Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory. He is the author of The War For Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World.

          ELIZABETH DUNN


          Elizabeth Dunn is a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia and a co-author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending.


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