• Running on Empty: How COVID Has Affected Our Social Skills

      Kohol, Jaya (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-12)
      Being away from others can impact our state of mind. The lack of social interaction may invite feelings of isolation and loneliness. But, what does it look like on a biopsychosocial level when one experiences prolonged isolation? Scientists have taken a deep dive into discovering what this does to our minds. With lockdown restrictions being enforced across the world, incidences of psychosocial problems, which affect the individual and their social group, have increased.Isolation due to COVID-19 has had several negative effects on the population, but has especially put a strain on our social skills. This article will explore how COVID has impacted the way we communicate and will communicate with others.