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COVID-19 Course Resource Guide

We're in This Together: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lesson Materials

June 8th: Social Distance, Not Social Isolation: Staying Connected During COVID-19

Panel discussion with Kira Bailey (Psychology) and Vicki DiLillo (Psychology) Social connectedness is critical for our health and well-being, and COVID-19 has presented some unique challenges to our ability to feel connected to one another. Social distancing and stay-at-home orders can feel like obstacles to social connectedness, but there are ways to use technology effectively to maintain, and even increase, our social connections. In this session, we will explore the science behind social connectedness and provide tips for staying connected to one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video Lecture

Assigned Readings

June 10th: Simple Practices for Stress Relief

Lecture by Emily Hanafin (Health & Human Kinetics) We will explore how the nervous system responds to stress and how it works in conjunction with the endocrine system. Then we’ll practice what we teach, using some breathing practices to bring balance into the body and the two hemispheres of the brain.

Video Lecture

Assigned Readings

Additional Resources

Want to learn more? Below are other articles, videos, infographics, etc. that will provide further information on this week's topics.

June 8th: Social Distance, Not Social Isolation: Staying Connected During COVID-19

June 10th: Simple Practices for Stress Relief

Recommended Databases

Search Terms

Knowing what terms to use to search for resources on COVID19 is half the battle. For this week's lectures, we would recommend starting with the following keywords. 

June 8th: Social Distance, Not Social Isolation: Staying Connected During COVID-19

  • Social Connectedness
  • Stress Management
  • Social Isolation
  • Mental Health
  • Loneliness
  • Quarantine 

June 10th: Simple Practices for Stress Relief

  • Yoga and Practice

  • Breathwork or Breathing

  • Mindfulness

  • Stress relief