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Social representation and identity processes in relation to COVID-19 reactions: an introduction

Rusi JaspalRusi Jaspal

Professor Rusi Jaspal is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Brighton. He has produced over two hundred peer-reviewed publications, including six books, which mainly focus on aspects of identity in the context of social change.

Abstract

The articles in this special issue enable us not only to reflect upon changes in representation, identity and human reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to anticipate the effects of future health crises. More generally, they demonstrate the multitude of ways in which research can and should be conducted, but also the value in ensuring a coordinated research effort that seeks to synthesise research findings. It should be noted that in all the articles in the special issue there is a strong focus upon social psychological theory. This is based upon the premise that evidence-based policy approaches to risk reactions that are grounded in robust, testable theory are more likely to be effective. The social sciences have a crucial role to play in enhancing future pandemic preparedness. This special issue presents some key foci for research that seeks to do so.

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COVID-19healthresearchsocial psychologypandemic preparedness
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Published on: 14 December 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: Supplementary issue 5
Article ID: 001
Pages:1 - 6
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Jaspal (2023), ' Social representation and identity processes in relation to COVID-19 reactions: an introduction ', Journal of the British Academy, 11(Supplementary issue 5): 001 https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011s5.001

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Social representation and identity processes in relation to COVID-19 reactions: an introduction

Rusi JaspalRusi Jaspal

Professor Rusi Jaspal is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Brighton. He has produced over two hundred peer-reviewed publications, including six books, which mainly focus on aspects of identity in the context of social change.