Alexis Madrigal + Mina Kim & Jay Van Bavel + Ellen Peters , KQED's Forum

How the Psychology of Pandemic Behavior Can Help Guide Containment Strategies

29 Jun 2020 • 53 min • EN
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Why do some people embrace masks and practice meticulous social distancing while others rebel against public health mandates? Psychologists are studying what drives behavior in the pandemic, and they're also looking at how information overload can influence how people react to the crisis. In this hour, psychologists Ellen Peters and Jay Van Bavel join us to lay out how social and behavioral science can help explain how people respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and how that information can help guide public policy messaging around containment.

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