Online Gamers vs COVID19

WHO Videogame Initiative: Play Apart Together

Videogames are Protective Against COVID in Disincentivizing Leaving the House (or Couch). Playing video games can satisfy basic psychological needs & yield short-term improvements in well-being (Allen & Anderson, 2018; Ryan et al., 2006). This may be particularly helpful in curbing depression/anxiety during Social Distancing. (Data: #UCSD)

Sidenotes (per usual)

Nearly half (45%) of adults across the country say that worry and stress related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are hurting their mental health, an early sign that the health and economic crises is likely to increase mental health problems and further stretch the system’s capacity.

https://www.cdc.gov/.../slides-2020-12/COVID-02-Dooling.pdf

Infidelity & The #Womannequin: Getting Something Out of It

In a study on sexual infidelity, we found that straight men had greater sexual infidelity concerns related to their STRAIGHT girlfriends’ lesbian friends than gay male or straight female friends.

“because administering CPR to women has been found to be a potential barrier pertinent to men” (Dobbie et al., 2020, p. 3).

Consider, for instance, that when giving CPR to someone at home (someone the person knows; not in public), 35% of women and 36% of men received CPR (Blewer et al., 2018).

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25447437/

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Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD

Dr. Jarryd Willis PhD

I'm passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of others, & that's something I have the opportunity to do a professor & researcher.