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COVID-Dynamic Longitudinal Study

2020 Was Certainly a Dynamic Year

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was ravaging the world, and especially the United States. Although it is home to only about 4% of the world population, the U.S. had a much greater percent of the confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.
The pandemic also triggered dramatic economic upheaval and highlighted long existing societal fissures. Following the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, we saw the most widespread civil rights movement in decades.
2020 was dynamic - societally and personally. This study seeks to better understand the psychological and experiential factors that influenced how Americans responded to these stresses. What accounted for differences in compliance with public health guidelines? How did events impact attitudes and psychological traits?
Emotions and beliefs are major factors in decision making. We hope that this study can provide a better understanding of the emotional factors that influenced people's decision-making as the pandemic swept through the US and other events rippled through society,
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