Fuller-Rowell, Nichols, El-Sheikh, Burrow, Ong, & Ryff, “The pandemic and social experience: For whom did discrimination and social isolation increase?”

Impact Statement
The results of this study suggest notable shifts in experiences of discrimination and social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the findings indicate that Black young adults experienced increases in discrimination, which exacerbated Black–White racial disparities in social isolation. Determining the degree to which the reported changes are enduring, evident in other demographic groups, and of longer term developmental and public health significance will be important next steps to inform a continuing pandemic response, and responses to future societal-level stressful events. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)