Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19 by Jolanda Jetten, University of Queensland; Stephen Reicher, University of St. Andrews; S. Alexander Haslam, University of Queensland; and Tegan Cruwys, Australian National University
“Unless or until a vaccine is developed, or we discover medicines to treat the virus, our means of controlling the spread of infection depend on behavioural changes and hence upon human psychology.” So reads the introduction to a new book, part monograph and part edited volume, that examines the psychology surrounding the current pandemic and makes recommendations for how to do that right thing and with a reasonable hope of deploying the right sort of behavioral science. As the authors of Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19, wrote, “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 aim of this book is to use social identity theorising to provide a comprehensive and integrated analysis of the psychology of COVID-19.”
Given the import of its subject matter, SAGE Publishing (the parent of Social Science Space) has made the e-book freely available. Given the moment, Social Science Space is posting the uncorrected draft today. Here’s the DOWNLOAD LINK and you can read more HERE.