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  • A sense of connectedness can stem from multiple sources
  • A sense of connectedness can stem from multiple sources
    Felipe Archer (2020) ©
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Let’s catch up! The science of connection

Video calls may have helped to ease isolation during lockdown, but it’s not just humans that can provide a sense of connection. Canvas8 spoke to social psychologist Dr. Elaine Paravati Harrigan to understand how people are fulfilling social needs with or without others.

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As restrictions on out-of-home movement are steadily lifted in the UK and businesses start to reopen in the US, moments of normality can once again be experienced. But how will people go about reintegrating all their pre-lockdown daily activities into the ‘new normal’? Recognising that most people haven’t had basic social interactions for months, the Brooklyn Film Festival has released a series of humorous clips to guide viewers through their readjustment to society. The ‘Relearn How to Be Human’ campaign demonstrates basic interactions like ‘chatting without your phone’, ‘how to be a sports fan’, and ‘how to ...

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