- Chapman University
One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed are norms like social distancing and mask wearing. To what degree have these norms been internalized explicitly and implicitly? We are investigating the effects of these and other COVID-19-induced biases on decision making and behavior.
- Rutgers University
We know that substance use is on the rise nationally, as there have been so many challenges to the typical ways that people manage their stresses during lockdown and reopening related to the dual pandemics. COVID Dynamic will help provide new windows into how stress, substance use and other social factors affect decision-making and wellness behaviors.
- The City College of New York
How do we make sense of ourselves and others during a collective crisis? How do our prior experiences of stress inform how we understand the upheaval that 2020 has wrought? I'm really excited by what we'll learn about the interplay between prior adversity, resilience, and risk in the lives of COVID-DYNAMIC participants.
Although face-to-face testing at Caltech has temporarily ceased, our research never stops. The COVID-Dynamic study provides a unique opportunity to gain insights about social behavior and decision making in response to a real-world event.
- Adelphi University
Damian A. Stanley
How will the events of 2020 impact our biases and implicit attitudes? These are not stable constructs, rather they continuously evolve with experience and are deployed in a context-dependent manner. We are using model-based approaches to characterize how implicit attitudes change during this dynamic period in our society.