Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pandemics are large-scale epidemics that rapidly spread across the entirety of the earth. Virologists have made the projection that the next pandemic will occur within the next several years, and that it will most likely be caused by a strain of influenza that will have potentially catastrophic effects. Vaccinations, in the event that they are made available, as well as behavioral techniques, are essential for preventing the further spread of infection. On the other hand, the psychological elements that influence the transmission of the pandemic virus, as well as the emotional pain and social disruption that are associated with it, have received a remarkably small amount of attention. There are several reasons why psychological elements are extremely important. They play a major part in how people deal with the risk of infection and the losses that are associated with it, and they contribute to the problem of non-adherence to vaccination and hygiene programs. When people are faced with the possibility of contracting an infectious disease, psychological factors such as stigmatization, the spread of excessive fear, and xenophobia emerge. These psychological factors are important for understanding and managing the societal problems that are associated with pandemics.
This e-book, which is available in PDF format and is titled The Psychology of Pandemics, is the first complete investigation of the psychological aspects of pandemics. It examines the psychological vulnerability factors that contribute to the spread of disease and distress and explains the psychological reactions to pandemics, including maladaptive behaviors, emotions, and defensive reactions. Additionally, it provides an explanation of the psychological reactions to pandemics. In addition to this, it examines approaches that have been shown to be effective through empirical research and describes the outcomes of public health planning.
PLEASE NOTE That the PDF version of the booklet “The Psychology of Pandemics: Preparing for the Next Global Outbreak of Infectious Disease” is the only thing that is included with this product. Not included with this are any access codes.