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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Apr 16, 2021

There are psychological and cognitive obstacles to compassion, especially against an invisible virus. Dr. Paul Slovic, a psychology professor at the University of Oregon, and his son Dr. Scott Slovic, a literature professor at the University of Idaho talk with guest host Dr. Colleen Barry about the psychic numbing that occurs when considering large-scale crisis like genocide, climate change, and COVID-19. They also discuss pandemic literature and what it’s like to work together as father and son from two seemingly different disciplines.

KEYWORDS: risk perception; policy; community mental health