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    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and their intra- and intergroup relations
    (Ethics International Press, 2022-09-27) ; ;
    In this chapter, we address how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people on an individual level as well as affected their intra- and intergroup relationships. At the individual level, many people have suffered from anxiety, depression, and inadequate sleep during the pandemic, the prolonged nature of which has also made them feel lonely and isolated. However, simultaneously feeling connected to their in-group members during the pandemic has made them feel as if their well-being has improved. Added to that, their (dis)trust of national institutions has influenced their willingness to comply with measures to mitigate COVID-19. Furthermore, in-group normativity (e.g., information about in-group members’ compliance with health advice) brought people together and encouraged them to believe fewer conspiracy theories about COVID-19. However, in relation to out-group members, the pandemic has resulted in individuals’ heightened prejudice, dehumanization, distrust, and negative affect.
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    Transforming children's mathematics education through digital games: Insights from the Arithmós Project
    (University College Dublin and Technical University Dublin, 2024-06-07) ; ; ;
    The Arithmós Project is a collaborative initiative between University College Dublin and Technological University Dublin, supported by funding from the Irish Research Council. We firmly believe in the necessity of initiatives like the Arithmós Project, recognising that addressing the challenge of promoting mathematics education requires a multidimensional approach. In our vision, focusing solely on children without promoting awareness among parents and teachers, who maintain continuous engagement with homework and classroom activities, will prove insufficient. This issue calls for the collaborative efforts of all involved parties to comprehend and implement best practices, aiming to enhance education collectively. This is exactly how the Arithmós Project distinguishes itself from other initiatives. Its primary objective is to actively engage all key involved parties, including children, parents, teachers, and policymakers, in its mission to promote mathematics education.