Help Science Understand How We Are All Psychologically Dealing with Covid-19

Help Science Understand How We Are All Psychologically Dealing with Covid-19

Help Science Understand How We Are All Psychologically Dealing with Covid-19

On behalf of the Dunsmoor Laboratory at the Dell Medical School, we wish to invite you to participate in online study: Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on problem solving.

Dear readers of The Creativity Post,

As you all know, scientists around the world are working diligently to study the COVID-19 pandemic in every field of knowledge, from biological and medical research on the virus itself, to psycho-sociological effects of the widespread panic and quarantining of entire countries. As cognitive psychologists, we recently began investigating problem-solving and reasoning between Italian and US populations under these conditions of global distress. It is our hope that this study will help us better understand how fear and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic affects how people think and will guide our knowledge to help us respond to future scenarios. 

We ask for 40 minutes of your day to help us collect data by filling out the questionnaire or sharing it with friends and family in the US. We recognize not everyone has the flexibility to set aside time for these activities, especially during such a stressful global event. We want you to know that your participation is a great contribution to our understanding of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human cognition and will be used to inform how we respond to future scenarios. While we can't provide monetary compensation for your time, we are hoping to accrue knowledge through your generosity and solidarity. Your effort will be a significant benefit to our broader understanding of human behavior. 

If you cannot take the questionnaire yourself but you have a wide network of contacts, that is a very precious scientific resource. The more data we have, the better this study will be for everyone. So, we highly encourage you to share this post on social media or send an email to your friends, family, and colleagues. We ask this especially of those who live in the areas most affected by the virus (i.e., New York and New Orleans). 

Some final notes:

We need participants who are American English native speakers.

Each contribution is strictly anonymous. 

We promise to keep you informed on the results! 

We sincerely thank you for your help, support, and care for science. 

If you have any questions about the research, please do not hesitate to contact the research team at Dunsmoor Laboratory at the Dell Medical School through Carola Salvi HERE  or Mason McClay HERE.


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