Our latest MOOC is a chance for U of T alumni to come together to discuss an anxiety many of us can't shake. Join us online as psychologist Steve Joordens explains the emotional reactions to COVID-19, from media addictions to stressing about what to say to our kids. You’ll gain a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with practical tools for managing your anxiety response and even turning it off—at least for short periods.
This MOOC includes:
MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19 CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS
MODULE 1 – Introduction and Overview
MODULE 2 – Why Watching the News is Addicting and how to Manage Your Consumption
MODULE 3 – The Effects of Isolation
MODULE 4 – The Need to Guard Against Depression: The Importance of Control
Delivered online by Coursera, this MOOC is one of the many ways U of T keeps you informed, inspired and in touch with alumni all over the world. Stay connected to your U of T community and never stop learning.
About Professor Steve Joordens, Department of Psychology, U of T Scarborough
Professor Joordens was trained as a cognitive psychologist with expertise in consciousness and human memory. He has taught Introduction to Psychology for over two decades, both at the University of Toronto and online. He has received a number of teaching awards and was named the 3M National Teaching Fellow in 2015. Prof. Joordens is often called upon by news outlets to provide a psychological perspective on current issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.