Stories from SBM Members, In their Own Words
In this brief, we share the voices of Black Behavioral Scientists -- from various regions, disciplines and stages of their career – and the impact COVID-19 has had on their professional lives.
The author reflects on how her identity as an African American woman, wife, mother and faculty researcher has shaped her own conscious and unconscious biases on race and cultural identity.
The author reflects on how his initial misconceptions of productivity during a shelter-in-place order led him to feel blindsided when this was not the case, and gives advice on how to implement behavior changes in this turbulent time.
A PhD student considers life in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic after her advisor inquires if she is coping.
A graduate student pursuing a PhD reflects on how abruptly their program has changed during the pandemic.
The author reflects on changes to his life and behavior while social distancing in Mexico.
A post-doctoral fellow reflects on the "new normal" of social distancing at home with three children, and the delicate balance of work and homeschooling.
Psychologist and associate professor reflects on how life has changed during the current pandemic.
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.
Academics face unique challenges to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
During a time of unease and uncertainty, how should we behave?