The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much about the way we live, even the way we experience the passage of time. If you feel like this year has been longer than others, you're not alone. In fact, psychological time distortion is a well-documented phenomenon, experienced by people who have suffered a traumatic experience. We discuss the many psychological ramifications of the ongoing pandemic with E. Alison Holman, Professor of Nursing and Psychological Science at UC Irvine. alison, can you tell us a little more about why some people may be experiencing a sort of 'time distortion' throughout this pandemic?