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


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.

Dates Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 18:30 to 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.

To book your free ticket please visit https://aru.ac.uk/community-engagement/society-going-viral

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