Professor Jonathan Smallwood from the Department of Psychology here at Queen’s University joins us in this segment. He was recently involved in a research study with several British Universities on the impact of prolonged social isolation and changes to work opportunities on people’s thought patterns. Like Canada, the first UK lockdown caused huge disruption to people’s social and work lives. As part of the study, researchers analysed people’s thought patterns to see what effect these changes had on our everyday thoughts and learned more about he important role our social and working lives play in shaping what we think, and how we think, as we go about our everyday lives.
Listeners with access to scholarly publications are invited to read the full article Dr. Smallwood’s work contributed to, published in PNAS.