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A Psychologist Explains How Masks Transform Our Social Relationships

If it feels weirdly shameful to make eye contact in a mask, you’re not alone

Repeated face mask on the pink background
Image: Yulia Reznikov/Moment/Getty Images

The first time I wore a mask out in public felt strange. And I’m not just referring to the odd physical sensations — the constriction, the foggy glasses. Rather, a surprising…

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Frank Faranda

Frank Faranda

Frank Faranda is a clinical psychologist working in private practice — currently on Zoom. He is author of a new book, entitled, The Fear Paradox.