SA Special Editions Vol 30 Issue 2s

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Volume 30, Issue 2s

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You Can Conquer Burnout

Job satisfaction is a surprisingly fragile state. Here’s how to protect yourself against the top contributors to burnout

Fight or Flight May Be in Our Bones

A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body’s reaction to stress

Take That Vacation: Why Time Off Makes You a Better Worker

A wealth of psychological research shows that mental downtime is vital for productivity and health. Some progressive companies are finally starting to listen

Ways to Ease a Child's Stress

Stress may be silently sabotaging success in school. Its effects are especially potent for children in poverty

Why Exercise May Be the Best Fix for Depression

For many people with depression, serious exercise may be the best, cheapest and safest treatment

Vision and Breathing May Be the Secrets to Surviving 2020

Stanford neurobiologist Andrew Huberman discusses the two things we can always control, even during a high-stress election and scary COVID pandemic

The Biggest Psychological Experiment in History Is Running Now

What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity?

You Can Get through This Dark Pandemic Winter Using Tips from Disaster Psychology

Deaths are surging, and mental health is strained. But coping strategies people use amid other catastrophes can help

How Economic Inequality Inflicts Real Biological Harm

The growing gulf between rich and poor inflicts biological damage on bodies and brains

Taming Stress

New insights into the neurology of anxiety and depression—and how stress feeds them

Everyday Stress Can Shut Down the Brain's Chief Command Center

Neural circuits responsible for conscious self-control are highly vulnerable to even mild stress. When they shut down, primal impulses go unchecked, and mental paralysis sets in

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing Our Dreams

Anxiety about social distancing and infection is altering how much we dream and the nature of our dreams themselves

Mindfulness Can Improve Your Attention and Health

A focus on the present, dubbed “mindfulness,” can make you happier and healthier. Training to deepen your immersion in the moment works by improving attention

How to Stop Doomscrolling News and Social Media

“Doomscroll Reminder Lady” Karen K. Ho explains how to step away from the screen

Enhance Your Resilience

Scientists have compiled evidence-based tactics for building resilience. Among them: rethink adversity, forge close friendships and tackle novel challenges

Female Stress--a Faster, Stronger Response

The male and female responses to stress are biologically different. What does that mean for treating PTSD, depression and other disorders?


From the Editor
The Pursuit of Resilience
Mental Health after COVID-19
The Coronavirus and Post-Traumatic Growth
How I Broke the Cycle of Stress
The Science Agenda
A Step to Ease the Pandemic Mental Health Crisis