Currents 006: Jim Coan on Our Social Recession



In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Jim Coan about social recession, social origins & impacts on humanity, emergent group collaboration, ‘selfing’ beyond the individual, bioenergetic resource management & its connection to social isolation & depression, physicological weathering & health risks of involuntary isolation, mental impacts leading to less COVID-19 social distancing, dynamics of virtual communication, academia impacts & risks of reopening, and more.

Dr. James Coan is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia. Dr. Coan has consulted for clinicians, businesses and researchers, working with groups as diverse as the Oregon Social Learning Centerthe Anna Freud Center, the Kurt Lewin Institute, and the Community of Democracies. He has appeared as an expert for several episodes of National Geographic’s Brain Gamesis a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, produces the podcast Circle of Willis, and serves as Chief Scientific Advisor at Movius Consulting.


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