Together Apart

Together Apart : The Psychology of COVID-19

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***Winner of a 2021 APEX Award for Publication Excellence***

Written by leading social psychologists with expertise in leadership, health and emergency behaviour - who have also played an important role in advising governments on COVID-19 - this book provides a broad but integrated analysis of the psychology of COVID-19

It explores the response to COVID-19 through the lens of social identity theory, drawing from insights provided by four decades of research. Starting from the premise that an effective response to the pandemic depends upon people coming together and supporting each other as members of a common community, the book helps us to understand emerging processes related to social (dis)connectedness, collective behaviour and the societal effects of COVID-19. In this it shows how psychological theory can help us better understand, and respond to, the events shaping the world in 2020.

Considering key topics such as:

Risk perception
Social isolation
Mental health
Prejudice and racism
Behaviour change
Social Disorder

This book offers the foundation on which future analysis, intervention and policy can be built.

We are proud to support the research into Covid-19 and are delighted to offer the finalised eBook for free, available from all major eBook retailers, including Amazon, Kobo, and Google. For those who prefer print, it is possible to purchase a paperback version.

All Royalties from this book will be donated to charity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 10.16mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529752094
  • 9781529752090
  • 1,705,312

Table of contents

Foreword - Vincent Yzerbyt
Section A: Setting the scene
Chapter 1: The need for a social identity analysis of COVID-19 - Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam and Tegan Cruwys
Chapter 2: A social identity analysis of COVID-19 - Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam and Tegan Cruwys
Section B: Social influence
Chapter 3: Leadership - S. Alexander Haslam
Chapter 4: Compliance and followership - Niklas K. Steffens
Chapter 5: Behaviour Change - Frank Mols
Chapter 6: Conspiracy theories - Matthew J. Hornsey
Section C: Social (dis)connectedness
Chapter 7: Group threat - Katharine H. Greenaway
Chapter 8: Risk perception - Tegan Cruwys
Chapter 9: Social isolation - Sarah V. Bentley
Chapter 10: Aging and connectedness - Catherine Haslam
Chapter 11: Collective trauma - Orla Muldoon
Section D: Collective behaviour
Chapter 12: Crowds - Fregus Neville and Stephen D. Reicher
Chapter 13: Emergencies and disasters - John Drury and Selin Tekin Guven
Chapter 14: Solidarity - Evangelos Ntontis and Carolina Rocha
Chapter 15: Managing crowds in crises - Holly Carter, Dale Weston & Richard Amlot
Chapter 16: Social Order and Disorder - Clifford Stott and Matt Radburn
Section E: Intergroup relations
Chapter 17: Inequality - Jolanda Jetten
Chapter 18: Polarisation - Charlie R. Crimston and Hema Preya Selvanathan
Chapter 19: Prejudice and racism - Yuen J. Huo
Chapter 20: Common identity - John F. Dovidio, Elif G. Ikizer, Jonas R. Kunst and Aharon Levy
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About Jolanda Jetten

Broadly my research addresses the issues of group behaviour and the individual-social relationship. More specifically, my recent research can be grouped into three areas. The first is an attempt to develop a model of crowd action that accounts for both social determination and social change. The second concerns the construction of social categories through language and action. The third concerns political rhetoric and mass mobilisation - especially around the issue of national identity. Currently, I am starting work on a Leverhulme funded project (jointly with Nick Hopkins of Lancaster University) looking at the impact of devolution on Scottish identity and social action in Scotland. S. Alexander Haslam is Professor of Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the study of group and social identity processes in social, organizational, health and sport contexts.

In May 2017, Alexander was awarded the British Psychological Society's Presidents' Award.

Tegan Cruwys is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow, clinical psychologist, and lecturer at the University of Queensland. Her research investigates how social relationships shape mental and physical health-work that is at the intersection of social, clinical, and health psychology. She completed her PhD at Australian National University in 2012.
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