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
Presented by Anglia Ruskin University.