March 21, 2020

Covid-19 Crisis: Emotional Impact of WFH with Liz Fosslien

Liz Fosslien was our guest on Episode 56 and we asked her back to kick off our series on the behavioral aspects of how life is changing with quarantines, sheltering in place and working from home. Liz is the Head of Content at HUMU, a firm that combines people science and machine learning to create breakthroughs on a wide variety of people-centric measurements. Liz is also the co-author and illustrator of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

We discussed how this crisis has impacted our emotional wellbeing and how to get along while working from home (WFH).  Liz shared many insights and reinforced how working from home limits the informal bump-ins we traditionally get at work, and how to manage them in a digital world.


Connect with Kurt and Tim:

Kurt Nelson, PhD: @WhatMotivates  e-mail:

Tim Houlihan: @THoulihan  e-mail: 

Lantern Group:


Behavioral Grooves:

Weekly Grooves:


General Coronavirus Info:

Daily Newsletter Summarizing data from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security:


Great videos on the science behind this by Dr. Peter Attia – this is the first in a series:

What is herd immunity?


Coronavirus & Behavioral Science:

Selected Links: The Behavioral Sice of Coronavirus:

Why no one is reading your coronavirus email:

Handwashing can stop a virus, so why don’t we do it?:

The behavioral science of handwashing:


How we can cope or be better during this crisis:

Tip Sheet from HUMU:

Resources for learning at home:


General Behavioral Science and other info related or talked about in the series:

Common Biases and Heuristics:

Jonathan Haidt – 5 Moral Foundations:

Jürgen Klopp:

UBI (Universal Basic Income):

7-Minute Workout:

4 Drive Model:

Universal Basic Income:

Why we are not going back to normal:


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