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Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Feeling a lot of stress lately? There are simple ways to physically, mentally, and emotionally manage stress.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 3, 2020

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Welcome to 2020! We're catching up with the end of the 2019. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Sleep Loss Makes Self-control More Difficult: Why?

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Ever wonder why you have a more difficult time controlling yourself after not sleeping enough?

How Stress Can Change Your Mind

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People obviously react differently to adversity. But why?

Emotional Similarity can Reduce Stress

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By Sarah S. M. Townsend

Does public speaking stress you out? If you are the type of person who gets very stressed out when you have to give a presentation, what do you usually do to help yourself feel better? Take a deep breath? Imagine the crowd naked? Perhaps talk to someone who looks confident and seems to know what she’s doing? Or share your feelings with someone who seems equally stressed? Most people may not think of this last one, but our recent research suggests they might want to give it a try.