The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Perspectives from cultural-clinical psychology
Andrew G Ryder Ph.D.
Does understanding prejudice mean justifying it? Or should we combine scientific investigation with ethical commitment? Some reflections on pandemic-related prejudice.
Do disease outbreaks create conditions for prejudice to spread? The SARS experience of 2003 provides some warnings for today.
Societies differ on how much they promote mobility. Many North Americans move easily between places and people. But could these preferences also speed up the spread of disease?
Andrew Ryder, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of psychology at Concordia University and an affiliated researcher in the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.