Society going viral! The hidden psychology of pandemics across time and contexts

16 September 2020, 18:30 - 19:30

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ARU’s Societies Research Hub discuss rediscovered psychology of pandemics including issues of prejudice and altruism to human and animal virus sources, health-related behaviours under lockdown, and resilience in isolation.

Magdalena Zawisza-Riley (panel chair and Hub lead) – explores forgotten psychology of pandemics of fear and kindness and their manifestations in discrimination, prejudice and altruism.

Sarah Gradidge – considers the history of animal-driven pandemics and their effects on societies’ perceptions of, and prejudice towards, the ‘blamed’ animals and related meat consumption trends.

Shyanne Roeloffs – discuss how externally imposed environmental changes such as lockdown affect attitudes and beliefs associated with health-related behaviours.

Nicola Gibson - considers what positive psychology can teach us about thriving and resilience in the face of a pandemic.

Event Details

16 September 2020, 18:30 - 19:30
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