Why the response to Coronavirus feels so surreal

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Why does the experience of the Coronovirus pandemic feel so surreal? Why did everyone rush out to buy toilet paper? Why do children suddenly seem to have the upper hand in accepting the situation – given some thoughtful help from the adults who care for them?

In this video, Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., clinical director of the Hadden Clinic at Hanna Perkins Center, discusses the concept of assimilation and accommodation – the way people take in new information. At this moment, it may provide guidance in helping children and adults alike to come to terms with the current environment.


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