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Please see below for media coverage of the PsyCorona initiative, and some relevant articles written by different PsyCorona collaborators.

Journalists with press requests can contact psycorona@rug.nl to make their inquiries.


University of Maryland: COVID-19 Concerns Linked to Individuals’ Values, New Study Finds

Following their research linking individuals' political beliefs to their COVID-19 health behaviors, Department of Psychology Professor Ed Lemay and Distinguished University Professor Arie Kruglanski recently published a study in The Journal of Social Psychology that takes an even closer look at what contributes to people’s pandemic response.

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The Boston Globe: To survive the coronavirus, the United States must tighten up

US officials have been implementing a wide range of public health measures to mitigate the damage being wrought by the deadly new coronavirus. While social distancing, better hygiene, and flat-out...

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The Conversation: 3 ways the coronavirus pandemic is changing who we are

For most Americans, the coronavirus pandemic represents a completely unprecedented circumstance, as novel as it is life-changing. No event in recent history has affected us as profoundly and pervasively..

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Psychology Today: Social Distancing Is a Marshmallow Experiment You Didn’t Sign Up For

If you’ve taken a psychology class, you’ve probably come across the marshmallow experiment first performed by Walter Mischel and colleagues. Adorable pre-school kids were sat down in front of a...

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UKrant: How much are we prepared to sacrifice?

When behavioural psychologist Pontus Leander saw the corona storm coming, he realised that he needed to do something. He is heading up a worldwide survey into people’s emotions and motivations around the pandemic. Because if we’re going to stop this thing...

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Personal blog: Don't Fence Me In

Normally I’d be spending every April weekend I could hiking with my husband in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After several weekends in a row of the 2-3-hour drive (each way), my husband and I would eventually bargain with each other to spend a lazy weekend at home. On this lazy weekend, I might catch up on a little work...

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The Hill: To help more Americans adopt social distancing, change the message

A recent survey says many U.S. states are doing a poor job of social distancing. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio and Arkansas and Mississippi each get an “F” in the report...

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Personal blog: For Love and Money: The Mask as a Multi-Purpose Tool

There’s a concept that researchers of goal pursuit talk about called multifinality. It’s the one-word summary we have for the notion of "killing two birds with one stone," or the idea is that any single object or option can help someone achieve two goals. This idea feels pretty obvious...

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Scientific American: How Behavioral Science Can Help Contain the Coronavirus

In late March,Deborah Birx, one of the top coronavirus advisors in the United States, made a stunning admission: medicine cannot save us from COVID-19; only our conduct can. “There’s no magic bullet. There’s no magic vaccine or therapy,” she said...

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The Conversation: As states reopen, tensions flare between the rule followers and rule breakers

Since Republicans, on average, are five times more likely than Democrats to believe it’s safe now to resume normal business activity, reopening the economy has often been framed as a partisan issue. But within households, many families...

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Psychological Science: Global Study Uses Data Visualization to Track Psychological Responses, Identify Targets for Intervention

In March 2020, the fast-spreading coronavirus prompted many countries to go into lockdown and to take other behavioral measures to flatten the epidemic curve...

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The National: NYU Abu Dhabi leads global study on psychological effects of Covid-19

A mere seven days after the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic in March, a consortium of experts from around the world started examining the effects of the coronavirus on mental health and human behaviour...

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Scientific American: What Motivates COVID Rule Breakers?

As the COVID-19 pandemic lashes countries in a second wave of infections, patience and solidarity are giving way to frustration and blame. Officials in the United States and Germany say the latest upsurge in infections in their countries is a consequence of a selfish minority that is ignoring basic social distancing rules...

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APS: How Being Home, Alone, Changed Us

Work came home, quite literally, for thousands of psychological scientists at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. For Lindsay T. Graham, a psychometrician and personality and social psychologist who studies the fit between humans and their daily environments, the lens through which she conducts her research...

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