Not only has COVID-19 been dominating global and international news for several months now but it’s also the main topic in conversations with friends and family. This post connects the Dunning-Kruger effect to a dangerous development of opinions and beliefs which can have severe consequences.
This article summarizes the results of a survey conducted by YESS BSS along with a response of the Faculty Board. The authors contextualize the findings in the larger academic context and call upon the faculty to specifically address concerns regarding declining research progress and mental health.
The pandemic and self-isolation can help us to reflect on relevant topics. The post reflects on the experience of a PhD student being far away from her homeland during COVID-19 outbreak, the equilibrium between solitude and interpersonal relationships, highlighting the relevance of social interactions in the development and construction of ourselves.