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What an enormous global study can tell us about feeling better during the pandemic

Vox: “…Recently, hundreds of researchers in 87 countries published the results of the largest cognitive reappraisal study to date in Nature Human Behavior. They were asking a simple question: Could they make people feel better about the pandemic, if only for one moment in time, by teaching reappraisals? The study, which amassed data on more than 20,000 participants, came back with a resounding answer: yes. The new study validates the concept of reappraisal. But it also suggests that it could potentially be feasible to deploy as a large-scale global health intervention. It’s a simple skill, but it could help many people foster resilience in a chaotic world….” [h/t Pete Weiss]

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