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30 August 2020
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Special Issue Editor(s)
Christson, Adedoyin, PhD, MSW,
Michael E. Sherr, Ph.D.,
Samuel E. Oladipo, PhD,
Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun, PhD,
Henley Business School, University of Reading
Special Issue on COVID-19: Social Distancing and Human Behavior
Social distancing is simply defined as keeping a distance of at least six feet from other people outside of your home to minimize the spread of diseases. It also implies avoiding crowded places, and not having group meetings to forestall mass infection of a disease from one person to another. Social distancing has been in the news recently, and become part of our daily living because of the novel global pandemic called COVID-19. Given the inevitability of human interactions, our personal and collective human behavior and wellness are affected by our social transactions. Undoubtedly, social distancing has affected our lives and the broad spectrum of human behavior in our different social environment.
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This special issue seek manuscripts from different parts of the world for a special issue on a variety of social distancing definitions, models, practices, and effects on human behavior from different parts of the world. This special issue is anticipated to provide best practices and close the knowledge gaps on the impact of social distancing on human behavior in the social environments when we are assailed by pandemics such as COVID-19. Topics of interest include social distancing models, practices and impact on:
• Community activities, communal or familial living interactions and group work
• Religious gatherings, cultural celebrations, social gatherings, and social events
• Educational institutions, and all forms of face-to-face learning environments
• Professional gatherings, workplaces, commercial and business spaces
• Political and legislative arenas, governmental and non-governmental activities
• Urban, Rural and other forms of human residential and settlement interactions
• Human interactions during other forms pandemics, epidemics, and public health concerns
• Other typologies of human and social group interactions
This special issue is interested in any the following types of articles:
• Conceptual and theoretical articles
• Articles describing original research
• Point of view/commentary articles
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