Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19 by Jolanda Jetten, University of Queensland; Stephen Reicher,  University of St. Andrews; S. Alexander Haslam, University of Queensland; and Tegan Cruwys, Australian National University

 

“Unless or until a vaccine is developed, or we discover medicines to treat the virus, our means of controlling the spread of infection depend on behavioural changes and hence upon human psychology.” So reads the introduction to a new book, part monograph and part edited volume, that examines the psychology surrounding the current pandemic and makes recommendations for how to do that right thing and with a reasonable hope of deploying the right sort of behavioral science.

Given the import of its subject matter, SAGE Publishing (the parent of Social Science Space) has made the e-book freely available. Given the moment, Social Science Space has posted the uncorrected draft and is serializing the contents. Here’s the DOWNLOAD LINK and you can read more HERE. Here are the introductory chapters on THE NEED FOR SOCIAL IDENTITY ANALYSIS and THE IDENTITY ANALYSIS ITSELF. To read the introductory chapters section on collective behavior, you can START HERE.

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