Description: I have posted several times (Link, Link, and Link) about the high degrees of uncertainty associated with the future as viewed from within the current Covid-19 pandemic. I cannot provide an antidote to such uncertainties at the individual level. I CAN, however, point you towards a few areas where there will soon be come very interesting and potentially quite useful Covid-19 related Psychological research. Frontiers in Psychology is a site that invited researchers to propose a topic and to then invite fellow researchers to contribute research papers based on that topic which are then peer reviewed and published online through the website. So despite the uncertain future you can look forward to finding out what our Covid-19 experiences might tell us about Self-transcendence and Positive Psychology; Parental Supports for Young Child Development During Lockdown; or Covid-19 related Risk, Communication, and Blame. Follow the link to one or more of these topic areas to find out more about what you can look forward to.
Source: 1. COVID-19 and Existential Positive Psychology (PP2.0): The New Science of Self-Transcendence. 2. Coping with Pandemic: Families Engagement and Early Parental Intervention to Support Child Development During and After the Covid-19 Outbreak. 3. COVID-19: Risk Communication and Blame
Date: August 16, 2020
Article Link: 1. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/14988/covid-19-and-existential-positive-psychology-pp20-the-new-science-of-self-transcendence#overview 2. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/15496/coping-with-pandemic-families-engagement-and-early-parental-intervention-to-support-child-developmen#articles 3. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/15467/covid-19-risk-communication-and-blame
Questions for Discussion:
- How are you thinking about the current situation involving the COVID-19 virus?
- Are you strategically adjusting your search or and reflections upon information related to the virus in way that help you clarify your feelings and plan your actions?
- In what ways can Psychology help people understand and cope as effectively as possible with their current situations in relation to COVID-19?
References (Read Further):
Vago, D. R., & David, S. A. (2012). Self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence (S-ART): a framework for understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 6, 296. Link
Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2006). Self-administered behavioral family intervention for parents of toddlers: Part I. Efficacy. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 74(1), 10. Link
Krause, N. M., Freiling, I., Beets, B., & Brossard, D. (2020). Fact-checking as risk communication: the multi-layered risk of misinformation in times of COVID-19. Journal of Risk Research, 1-8. Link
Ho, C. S., Chee, C. Y., & Ho, R. C. (2020). Mental health strategies to combat the psychological impact of COVID-19 beyond paranoia and panic. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 49(1), 1-3. Link
Allington, D., Duffy, B., Wessely, S., Dhavan, N., & Rubin, J. (2020). Health-protective behaviour, social media usage and conspiracy belief during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Psychological medicine, 1-7. Link