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Welcome to the January 2021 issue of 'Brainstorm'

‘Brainstorm,’ a special edition of YFile that publishes once a month, showcases research and innovation at York University. It offers compelling stories about the world-leading work of York University’s academics and researchers across all disciplines and Faculties. ‘Brainstorm’ encompasses both pure and applied research.

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Drinking to cope: A penetrating look at alcohol problems during the pandemic

Two psychology profs investigate coping mechanisms during the pandemic, and discover that people are consuming more alcohol, particularly if they’ve lost income; they’re drinking alone and feeling isolated; and those with children are using alcohol to cope with stress. Knowing this could help healthcare practitioners create better, more tailored and evidence-based interventions.