COVID-19 Outbreak and Beyond
Psychological and Behavioral Responses and Future Perspectives
Roma, Paolo (editor)
Monaro, Merylin (editor)
Mazza, Cristina (editor)
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed our lifestyle when, on 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Since then, many governments have introduced unprecedented containment measures, hoping to slow the spread of the virus. International research suggests that both the pandemic and the related protective measures, such as lockdown, curfews, and social distancing, are having a profound impact on the mental health of the population. Among the most commonly observed psychological effects, there are high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic symptoms, along with boredom and frustration. At the same time, the behavioral response of the population is of paramount importance to successfully contain the outbreak, creating a vicious circle in which the psychological distress impacts the willingness to comply with the protective measures, which, in turn, if prolonged, could exacerbate the population’s distress. This book includes: i) original studies on the worldwide psychological and behavioral impact of COVID-19 on targeted individuals (e.g., parents, social workers, patients affected by physical and mental disorders); ii) studies exploring the effect of COVID-19 using advanced statistical and methodological techniques (e.g., machine learning technologies); iii) research on practical applications that could help identify persons at risk, mitigate the negative effects of this situation, and offer insights to policymakers to manage the pandemic are also highly welcomed.
Keywordsrisk perception; confidence; social support; coping strategy; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; older adults; depression; precautionary behavior; socioeconomic status; online survey; mental health; health anxiety; intrusive thoughts; contamination; negative affect; pandemic; psychopathology; psychiatric patients; mental illness; cognitive function; psychiatric symptoms; lockdown; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); social connectedness; future anxiety; social media; technology and society; gender differences; students; anxiety; personality; coronavirus; lifestyle; behavioral determinants; healthcare utilization; healthcare avoidance; public health; self-efficacy; risk-taking; young adult; stress; coronavirus pandemic; emotion regulation; primary emotional systems; mental and physical health; COVID-19 pandemic; quarantine; isolation; public health emergency preparedness; online survey of patients and contacts; intention-based critical factors; novel coronavirus; pandemic prevention; hybrid theoretical framework; path modeling; Pakistan; service robot; customer engagement; protection motivation theory; social distancing; COVID-19 preventative behaviors; perceived susceptibility; cues to action; health belief model; health education; Okara, Pakistan; occupational stress; emotional intelligence; precaution measures; Saudi Arabia; institutional climate; COVID-19 preventive behaviors; extended theory of planned behavior; university students; pandemics; psychological distress; longitudinal studies; fear; acute myocardial infarction; distress questionnaires; help-seeking behavior; music listening; social distance; worries; killing time; obesity; eating disorder; obesity surgery; social dilemma; fear of infection; safety measures; collective behavior; pathogens; self-control; emotions; optimism; satisfaction with life; coping with stress; behavioral change; remote work; exercise; sustained effects; government response; infection rate; adoption of PARs; China; hospital workers; quality of life; insomnia; distance learning; psycho-emotional impact; vaccinations; sentiment analysis; Twitter; anti-vax; vaccine hesitancy; Python; VADER; NLTK; sleep quality; mindfulness; distress; COVID-19 lockdown; longitudinal study; path analysis; COVID-19 epidemic; media consumption; subjective well-being; safety-seeking behaviors; information seeking; television news use; emotional distress; social media news use; health information; online health information; information-seeking behavior; undergraduate students; psychology; dentistry; need for structure; compensatory control; social class
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022