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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: How can we master the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic? : The role of planning at social levels
Authors: Thürmer, J. Lukas
Wieber, Frank
Gollwitzer, Peter M.
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1080/10463283.2020.1852699
Published in: European Review of Social Psychology
Volume(Issue): 32
Issue: 1
Issue Date: 2-Mar-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Routledge
ISSN: 1046-3283
Language: English
Subjects: Collective implementation intentions; Coronavirus pandemic; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Planning in teams; Group performance; Social influence
Subject (DDC): 302: Social interaction
614: Public health and prevention of disease
Abstract: Mastering global challenges such as the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic requires implementing effective responses at various social levels. Leadership teams (governmental, industrial) need to integrate available information to introduce effective regulation and update their decisions as new information becomes available. Groups (families, peers, teams) need to act persistently, even when these actions oppose members’ individual short-term interests. Moreover, individuals need to stay calm and act diligently, while dealing with emotions of threat and resisting counterproductive social influence. Our research programme on implementation intentions at social levels suggests that collective if-then plans facilitate goal attainment for teams, groups, and individuals in social contexts. We therefore analyse how if-then planning can help master global human challenges such as the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Health (IPH)
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