Study: Negative mental health effects of pandemic lockdowns spike, then fade

IMAGE: Social distancing policies correlated with immediate increases in interest in information about “isolation ” and “worry ” – but those effects tapered off two to four weeks after their respective peaks, says… view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Absent a widely available vaccine, mitigation measures such as stay-at-home mandates, lockdowns […]

Negative reviews boost sales

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Aleksei Smirnov, Assistant Professor, HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences, and Egor Starkov, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, have constructed a mathematical model that explains why it is advantageous for sellers not to delete negative reviews of their products. A study detailing this conclusion has been accepted for publication in The […]

Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health

Going through a divorce is extremely challenging and previous research has highlighted the adverse effects that it can have on divorcees. A recent study in open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology is the first to examine health impacts immediately after a divorce. The study found that the mental and physical health of recent divorcees was worse […]