This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at how judgemental some of us have been during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study regarding how we lower our standards during decision-making processes, what we can do to help young adults avoid falling off the “cliff” of mental health care, and more.
Stay well, friends!
Why You Don’t Get Out of Your Office Chair: Toward a New Psychology of Sitting Behavior: We know that sitting too often and for too long can lead to both mental and physical health problems; still, we don’t know a whole lot about the psychological side of sitting. Researchers from the Behavioral Science Institute at Radboud University decided to delve into that, offering insight on morning sitting habits versus afternoon sitting habits, and even providing some tips on breaking the not-so-great habits and stimulating better sitting behavior.
The Age of Judgement: The Psychology Behind Judgemental Behaviour During the Pandemic: Why are some of us so quick to berate and shame others during this global pandemic? We did it during the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, and we’re doing it now that some of the restrictions are being eased up. What’s the drive behind the judgemental behavior, and is it actually helping anything?
If Only #ListenToBlackWomen Were More Than a Hashtag…: This guest post by Keturah Kendrick takes a blunt, unapologetic look at what’s going unheard.
Decide Now or Wait for Something Better? Our Standards Drop Over Time: Shopping for a house isn’t the same as shopping for an apple. All the available options for apples (at your grocery store, that is) are right in front of you; not so with houses. Usually, with houses — and other items such as flight tickets, vacation rentals, and used vehicles — we get our options