IJP Special Issue Call for Papers: COVID-19
The unfolding 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic (World Health Organisation, 2020) has become a severe global crisis that is currently not under control (as of March 30, 2020). Coined as a “once-in-a-century pandemic” (Gates, 2020), societies and populations around the world are faced by massive, unprecedented challenges, disrupting essential aspects of public, economic, and private life. The crisis has quickly developed from being a local and then global health crisis to also being a massive global economic crisis, affecting both the physical and psychological well-being of humanity with a currently unclear time horizon (Bao et al., 2020; Duan & Zhu, 2020; Liu et al, 2020).
The purpose of this Special Issue is to encourage and publish new research on the psychological implications of the unfolding crisis for society, populations, groups, and individuals, as well as prevention and intervention efforts. We particularly welcome empirical papers, but papers initiating and explicating new, pressing research agendas for global psychology are also applicable.
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