Population Health

December 22, 2020

UW psychologist shares how to find meaning and connection this year

Image of a snowy UW campusHow you spend the holiday season this year should look different as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But by being intentional about how we approach and experience the season, we can find joy, and recognize – even embrace – how we have weathered this year, shares Jonathan Kanter, a research associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington.

Kanter, director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection, offers some suggestions for a healthy and, yes, happy, holiday season, including expressing love for those you care about, keeping up with exercise and maintaining routines as much as possible.

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