1st Edition

Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 and Society

Edited By S. Alexander Haslam Copyright 2021
    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. "Leaders"
    2. Barry Richards

      From The Psychology of Politics

    3. "Trust and Politics"
    4. Ken J. Rotenberg

      From The Psychology of Trust

    5. "Community as Social Ties"
    6. Carolyn Kagan, Mark Burton, Paul Duckett, Rebecca Lawthom and Asiya Siddiquee

      From Critical Community Psychology: Critical Action and Social Change

    7. "Social Status and Disadvantage"
    8. Catherine Haslam, Jolanda Jetten, Tegan Cruwys, Genevieve Dingle, S. Alexander Haslam

      From The New Psychology of Health: Unlocking the Social Cure

    9. "Human Welfare"
    10. Wendy Stainton Rogers

      From Perspectives on Social Psychology: A Psychology of Human Being

    11. "Dealing with Social Exclusion: An Analysis of Psychological Strategies"
    12. Susanna Timeo, Paolo Riva, and Maria Paola Paladino

      From Current Directions in Ostracism, Social Exclusion and Rejection Research

    13. "Social Accountability and Action Orientation: Strengthening the Policy Making Capacity of Psychologists"

    Elizabeth Lira

    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.