Special Issue "The Social and Psychological Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Society"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 June 2023) | Viewed by 1589
2. Center of Social Welfare and Governance, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: social policy; welfare states; health governance; old-age security; long-term care; digitalization
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the risk of the pandemic has gradually spilled over into a global risk, which is in line with the German sociologist Ulrich Beck's discourse on the "world risk society". In today's increasingly globalized world, most countries around the world have been continuously affected by the outcomes of the pandemic. Since different regions in the world have taken lockdown measures for months, the strict implementation of this social distancing approach has also greatly affected people's social and economic life and children's education. At the same time, people's mental and psychological states have also been affected by prolonged quarantines and curfews, during which people experience loneliness, fear, despair, and social exclusion. Affected by the lockdown of cities and communities during the pandemic, large numbers of people around the world were also forced to work from home, while also inevitably disconnected from social life and the job market. The phenomenon of social disconnection and social exclusion caused by the pandemic deserves special attention. This Special Issue focuses on how the emergency management implemented by different national governments during the pandemic affected and continues to affect people's social life, employment status, mental and psychological state, health, and wellbeing. Family relations and intrafamily conflicts (such as the rise of domestic violence) amid the pandemic are also of interest to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Tao Liu
Dr. Yingqi Wang
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- social distancing
- emergency management
- risk management
- social and psychological impact
- health and wellbeing
- isolation and decoupling
- social exclusion
- family relations and conflicts