Coping with Corona: WFU professor creates video series to help

Christian Waugh, associate professor of psychology and expert in stress and coping, has created a video series discussing the science behind coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

The series, hosted on YouTube, features Waugh talking about topics like resilience, problem-focused coping, distraction and avoidances, positive emotions, the power of amusement and the brain.

While he doesn’t give tips, tricks or advice through his videos, Waugh covers research on coping and how people successfully cope in different situations. View the videos below, or see the entire playlist here.

To interview Waugh, please email

Coping with Corona


Problem Focused Coping

Distraction vs. Avoidance

Positive Emotions

The Power of Amusement

The Brain

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