Collection launched: 16 Mar 2021
The COVID19 pandemic has urged us all to change our health behaviours and related social behaviours at a neck-breaking speed. Psychology can help understand when and why people adopt preventive or resilient behaviour and provide guidance on how to enable behavioural change and deal with psycho-social consequences of the pandemic. This special collection presents studies that shed light on how psychology can explain and help promote preventive behaviours in response COVID19, the (non)adoption of behaviour to protect ourselves and others from getting infected and its integration in our daily lives. Apart from the immediate threat to public health, the pandemic has also fueled economic and social stressors, further exacerbated by confinement measures to restrain the spread of the virus. The studies included in this special collection address also long-term psychological effects of the pandemic on individuals, communities, and societies as a whole.
Papers are still being added.