“In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we are seeing many acts of kindness and even heroism. Neighbors look out for one another by buying groceries or sing songs together. When doctors, nurses, and paramedics ran out of masks, people donated or sewed new ones.
But not all people act kindly when feeling threatened. There are those who hoard medical supplies or refuse to stay physically distant from others. Sadly, some become more selfish when they think we’re competing against each other for survival.
How can we avoid reacting in self-serving or vindictive ways during the pandemic? A new study suggests that practicing a little gratitude may be useful.”
Click on link below to read up on research from our lab on how practicing gratitude may help us to overcome the pandemic together!
Many countries are currently in some form of a coronavirus lockdown. Not only are borders closed, many social-distancing measures (e.g. closure of retail shops selling non-essential goods and services, orders to stay home) and rules (e.g. mandatory to wear masks when outside the house) have been implemented too.
If you see someone breaking these rules, would you report them?
Our Principal Investigator, Dr. Jia Lile, and PhD Candidate, Mike Hou shares their whistleblowing research with BBC. Check out the link below to read on whistleblowing during covid-19 as well as insights shared from our lab on the topic!
Congratulations to Mike for winning the Presidential Graduate Fellowship! The Presidential Graduate Fellowship is awarded to PhD candidates who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research. Way to go, Mike!