Faculty Articles

Title

Stress and cognitive functioning during a pandemic: Thoughts from stress researchers.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2020

Publication Title

Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

Volume

12

Issue/Number

S1

ISSN

1942-969X

Abstract/Excerpt

In this commentary we discuss a downstream consequence of increases in stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stress and anxiety can lead to mind wandering, which in turn competes for limited cognitive resources. We encourage researchers to be understanding and patient concerning the inevitable cognitive impact of the pandemic and subsequent reduced productivity levels from our students, colleagues, and ourselves.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000716

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7373-0694, 0000-0003-2187-245X

PubMed ID

32463284

Peer Reviewed

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