Editorial - the societal relevance of communities in the COVID-19 era

Vezzali, L., Hodgett, D., Liu, L., Pettersson, K., Stefaniak, A., Trifiletti, E. and Wakefield, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-9155-9683, 2022. Editorial - the societal relevance of communities in the COVID-19 era. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. ISSN 1052-9284 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented and truly global social threat in recent human history. Understanding the impacts of the pandemic on our communities, as well as investigating and fostering effective responses, represents a genuinely interdisciplinary challenge, which deeply involves psychology. Social and community psychologists are working to understand the psychological processes characterizing individual, familial, institutional, and communities’ reactions to the pandemic worldwide. The present special issue consists of 15 articles from three continents (Europe, North and South America, and Asia) on the COVID-19 pandemic, how it is affecting various communities, and how communities are coping with the various local and societal dilemmas stemming from this dramatic health event. The articles make use of different methodologies, including correlational and longitudinal quantitative examinations as well as qualitative analyses. The studies consider a high number of participants (approximately 14,000) across a wide range of participant types, including older adults, women victims of violence, politicians, community samples, and representative samples. We hope that the special issue can help academics and practitioners to understand the phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to foster active and supportive responses from individuals and communities at all levels, both societally and globally.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
Creators: Vezzali, L., Hodgett, D., Liu, L., Pettersson, K., Stefaniak, A., Trifiletti, E. and Wakefield, J.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 15 April 2022
ISSN: 1052-9284
Identifiers:
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10.1002/casp.2614DOI
1538822Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 21 Apr 2022 10:11
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 10:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46153

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