In the Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 series, international experts introduce important themes in psychological science that engage with people’s unprecedented experience of the pandemic, drawing together chapters as they originally appeared before COVID-19 descended on the world.
This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted society, and chapters examine a range of societal issues including leadership and politics, community, social status, welfare, social exclusion and accountability. Addressing the social and psychological processes that structure, and are structured by, our social contexts, it shows not only how groups and individuals can come together to manage global crises, but also how these crises can expose weaknesses in our society. The volume also reflects on how we can work together to rebuild society in the aftermath of the pandemic, by cultivating a shared sense of responsibility through social integration and responsible leadership.
Showcasing theory and research on key topics germane to the global pandemic, the Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 series offers thought-provoking reading for professionals, students, academics and policy makers concerned with the psychological consequences of COVID-19 for individuals, families and society.
Table of Contents
- "Trust and Politics"
- "Community as Social Ties"
- "Social Status and Disadvantage"
- "Human Welfare"
- "Dealing with Social Exclusion: An Analysis of Psychological Strategies"
- "Social Accountability and Action Orientation: Strengthening the Policy Making Capacity of Psychologists"
From The Psychology of Politics
Ken J. Rotenberg
From The Psychology of Trust
Carolyn Kagan, Mark Burton, Paul Duckett, Rebecca Lawthom and Asiya Siddiquee
From Critical Community Psychology: Critical Action and Social Change
Catherine Haslam, Jolanda Jetten, Tegan Cruwys, Genevieve Dingle, S. Alexander Haslam
From The New Psychology of Health: Unlocking the Social Cure
Wendy Stainton Rogers
From Perspectives on Social Psychology: A Psychology of Human Being
Susanna Timeo, Paolo Riva, and Maria Paola Paladino
From Current Directions in Ostracism, Social Exclusion and Rejection Research
From Human Rights Education for Psychologists
S. Alexander Haslam is Professor of Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. Alex’s research focuses on the study of group and identity processes in social, organisational and health contexts. Together with over 250 co-authors around the world, he has written and edited 15 books and published over 250 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. He is a former editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology and currently Associate Editor of The Leadership Quarterly.