Shifting Resilience Strategies as COVID Continues

As people in the U.S. mark six months of coronavirus, the challenges of coping with life during a pandemic continue to evolve. Most recently, reopening of parts of society under unsettled conditions and lingering threat are creating formidable demands on individuals and communities. By looking at how people have reacted to mass traumas in the past, psychology researchers can learn about which coping strategies have historically been effective.

Three strategies – cognitive reappraisal, problem-focused coping, and cultivating compassion and lovingkindness – seem particularly well suited to the shifting realities of the pandemic.

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