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Corona's impact on societal groups

Impact of Corona on East versus West Germans

We are comparing how East Germans do in times of corona compared to West Germans.

Project collaborators: Brian Ostafin,Judith Daniels & Lea Jasmin Seidel
Contactperson: Lea Jasmin Seidel
Department: Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Mental health in the gas extraction region

We assessed how Corona impacts those exposed versus not exposed to gas extraction in the North of Groningen. Questions were administered as part of a longitudinal panel study.

Project collaborators: Katherine Stroebe, Tom Postmes, Justin Richardson, Babet Kanis, Marlon de Jong, Marjolein Boendermaker, Lieke Schoutens
Contactperson: Katherine Stroebe
Department: Psychology, Social Psychology

Integration despite isolation. Social connections and belonging of refugees in times of Corona

We conducted a mixed-methods study among refugees to gain insights in their social connections, feelings of belonging and wellbeing during the log down. This project offers theory- and evidence-driven advice to develop need-based interventions for refugees to foster integration despite isolation at home.

Project collaborators: Nina Hansen, Liesbet Heyse, Marloes Huis, Eline Heikamp, Helena Punjer
Contactperson: Nina Hansen
Department: Psychology, Social Psychology

Grief and Bereavement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Within this project we aim investigate grief responses during the Coronavirus pandemic. We aim to shed light on acute and prolonged grief reactions after losses due to COVID-19 and the characteristics of grief and bereavement before and after the pandemic.

Project collaborators : Maarten Eisma, Aerjen Tamminga (; various other grief researchers
Contactperson: Maarten Eisma
Department: Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology

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