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Behavior

 

How Should a Person Be (During a Pandemic)?

During a time of unease and uncertainty, how should we behave?


Separating Work-life from Home-life during COVID-19

Many find it difficult to maintain a work-life balance under normal circumstances. Here are some tips to keep your work-life and home-life separated under stay-at-home orders.


What To Do If Your Family Or Friends Shares Misinformation On Facebook

Should you call out a friend who shares disinformation or misleading stories about COVID-19 or the election on social media?


Frustrated by the Lack of Masks and Social Distancing?

As the months have gone by, it is clear that one major public health intervention is actually under our personal control. We can wear face coverings (masks) and we can social distance from people who do not live in our household.


Reducing stigma related to COVID-19

Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death, and gossip that spreads rumors and myths


People are still engaging in risky behavior, despite rising COVID-19 cases. Psychologists explain why

People are fatigued after many months of not being able to socialize, leading them to more easily disregard the rising number of COVID-19 cases during their decision-making processes.


 

Health and Nutrition

 

Healing and Self-Embodiment following a Pandemic

A graduate student considers movement as a response to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Exercise away the coronavirus blues

Like all Seattleites, our lives have been upended by COVID-19. Still, we’ve continued walking, helping us weather this uncertain time. And we invite you to do the same.


How to Get the Most out of Your Telehealth Appointment

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many clinicians have transitioned to telehealth appointments. Get the most out of your virtual visit with these tips and tricks.


How Meditation and Mind-Body Programs Reduce Worry and Help You Stay Present

It's difficult for many to quell worry and live in the present moment. Learn tips and tricks to help practice mindfulness and reduce worry.


Trying to Stay Healthy During a Global Pandemic?

It is especially important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn tips and tricks to stay healthy during this challenging time.


Walking Through Challenging Times

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are walking less. Learn tips and tricks to increase physical activity to manage chronic conditions like Osteoarthritis.


Changing Cooking Habits: How to Cook Healthy Food for your Family

The increased demand for cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many households feeling overwhelmed. Learn how to de-stress the cooking process with these tips and tricks.


Reducing Sedentary Time during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Keeping physically active during the coronavirus pandemic can help improve your mental and physical health. However, even if you are physically active, spending too much time sitting or lying down (except for sleeping) is associated with worse health outcomes including greater risk for all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.


Coping with Stress

Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.


Definition of social distancing, isolation, quarantine, & how to cope

Here is a summary of research on social distancing, quarantine and isolation, as well as recommendations on how people can cope if asked to take such measures.


Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

This fact sheet explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak.


Facts on COVID-19 and UV Exposure

Follow these links to find information from the American Academy of Dermatology and the World Health Organization about COVID-19 and UV Exposure.


Facts on COVID-19 and obesity

Data from hospitalized COVID-19 patients suggest that obesity can increase the risk of hospitalization and intensive care unit admission, particularly in patients under the age of 60.


Basic steps to prevent COVID-19

Follow these links to learn about the basic steps to prevent COVID-19:
How to Protect Yourself & Others
How to keep your environments safe
Advice for the Public


 

 

Resources and Tools


APA COVID-19 Information and Resources

Articles and resources ontinually updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers and the public.


Quarantine, Social Distancing, Shelter In Place: Know Your Rights And How To Cope

Tune into Texas Public Radio to learn about what ways isolation can affect an individual's psychological well-being and what you can do to mitigate the negative impact