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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Social Influence

For a Special Issue on
Social Influence of COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Mental Health

Manuscript deadline
31 January 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Zhenling Liu, Henan University of Technology
[email protected]

João Carlos Alchieri, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
[email protected]

Roberto Fasanelli, University of Naples "Federico II"
[email protected]

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Social Influence of COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Mental Health

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had significant psychological and social effects on the population. And the crisis requires large-scale behavior change and places significant psychological burdens on individuals. As a consequence, researchers showed an increased interest in measuring the social influence of COVID-19 pandemic and public mental health to psychologically support the population.

Research has highlighted the impact on the psychological well-being of the most exposed groups, including college students, and health workers, who are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of distress. This increased attention might help in managing the current situation and other possible epidemics and pandemics.

This special issue aims to publish original research of scientific significance and high quality related to social influence and public mental health in the era of COVID-19 emergency. We welcome submissions that explicate and evaluate innovative and controversial claims about social influence.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Emotional, cognitive, and behavioral effects of social isolation during the pandemic
  2. Social influence and preferred interpersonal distance in the COVID-19 epidemic
  3. Changes in health behaviors through the popularization of sanitation during the pandemic
  4. Influence of COVID-19 epidemic protection on teachers and students and their mental health
  5. Stress-induced cognition and mental health of medical workers in COVID-19 emergency
  6. Social perception and prejudice toward healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients
  7. Gender differences in perceptions and crisis management for tackling COVID-19
  8. Psychological anxiety state and public willingness toward COVID-19 vaccination
  9. Online social support and its influence on the public’s belief in overcoming COVID-19
  10. Public trust in social media during the COVID-19 pandemic

Submission Instructions

Please go to the website of the Social Influence journal, read the author instructions carefully and then click the Submit manuscript button in the upper left-hand corner and follow the instructions.

We are happy to receive qualitative or quantitative papers, but we want to encourage empirical research articles with data. We also welcome registered reports and proof of concept, which have been recently added to the journal's article types. More information here.

All enquires about this call for papers should be directed to Dr. Roberto Fasanelli, Prof. João Carlos Alchieri, Prof. Zhenling Liu (Guest Editors) or Prof. Ilja van Beest (Chief Editor).

All articles endorsed for publication will be published on a rolling basis and the collection will be built over time.

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