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Washington Post: The great experiment

Thursday, September 10, 2020  
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As the pandemic spread in mid-March, psychologist Kristen Shockley got an email that would turn her life upside down: Her son’s day care was closing. Shockley and her husband, a start-up executive, both worked full-time, and their 15-month-old son required close supervision — they couldn’t exactly plop him in front of the TV all day. How on earth were they going to manage? But even as she was worrying, Shockley, an associate professor at the University of Georgia, saw an opportunity: “This would be a really interesting study,” she thought to herself.

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