Investigating Feelings and Behaviors Related to COVID-19

COVID-19 has become a global pandemic.

Mitigation of the virus depends on a number of people engaging in behaviors that limit the virus’ spread. In these studies our goals are:

  • improve policy support, information seeking, and intentions to engage in preventative behavior related to COVID-19;
  • investigate how individuals can better regulate their emotions to reducing negative emotion, catastrophic thoughts and rumination concerning the pandemic;
  • test the effectiveness of different types of messaging encouraging social distancing.

Collectively, these studies test psychologically informed techniques to promote healthier behaviors and reduce anxiety in the context of a pandemic, increase the effectiveness of current efforts to combat the virus.

The studies are being conducted at the same time by a diversity of labs from at least 41 countries, including researchers from three universities in Portugal (Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Universidade do Porto e Universidade de Coimbra).

The link to the Portuguese survey is the following We really appreciate your collaboration!

Ligações Relevantes


intervenções, regulação emocional, enquadramento de mensagens, intenções comportamentais, suporte a políticas públicas, pesquisa de informação, ansiedade, medo, esperança

Utilizadores Associados


Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Universidade do Porto, Universidade de Coimbra, + 41 países


Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CIS-IUL), Universidade do Porto, Universidade de Coimbra

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