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A social identity perspective on COVID-19: Health risk is affected by shared group membership

Cruwys, Tegan; Stevens, Mark; Greenaway, Katharine


In the face of a novel infectious disease, changing our collective behaviour is critical to saving lives. One determinant of risk perception and risk behaviour that is often overlooked is the degree to which we share psychological group membership with others. We outline, and summarize supporting evidence for, a theoretical model that articulates the role of shared group membership in attenuating health risk perception and increasing health risk behaviour. We emphasize the importance of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-05-31
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12391
Access Rights: Open Access


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