Princeton study: 6 reasons why you engage in risky COVID-19 behaviors—and how to avoid them
For many of us, the behaviors to avoid COVID-19 are at our disposal: handwashing, physical distancing, self-isolation, mask wearing. But . . . we’re humans, which means that we screw it up. In psychology-speak, adherence is our weak link. A new Lancet article highlights the six “behavioral pitfalls” (aka dependably crappy judgements) that might kill us all, and how to avoid them:
In short: Staying safe is half a head game. The researchers hope that simple awareness of these pitfalls might help continue safe behaviors to fight the COVID-19 crisis.